Some sectors of the construction industry are seeing a shortage of workers that they are able to fill through recruitment from other countries. When an employer brings a worker to Canada, they may wish to invest in initial health coverage through the waiting period on a group benefit plan. This coverage is available for our clients and non-clients alike.
What coverage is available?
When Foreign Workers coverage is purchased prior to arrival in Canada, coverage becomes effective on the day you arrive. The plan is also available for purchase within 30 days of arrival, and coverage commences 72 hours following the date of application.
Our Foreign Workers travel plan covers costs related to emergency medical care resulting from an accident or sudden illness. The plan pays for expenses necessary for the stabilization of the medical condition that are over and above any benefits granted by the government programs of the person's country of residence.Plan Highlights: Hospitalization, Medical and Paramedical Expenses
The following services must be approved and planned by Medi-Assist.
Failure to contact Medi-Assist in the event of medical consultation or hospitalization following an accident or sudden Illness could result in refusal of the compensation requested.Call if an emergency strikes
Medi-Assist is our 24/7 medical travel assistance line that will help you locate medical care, provide advisory services, refer you to interpreters, assist with transportation, contact relatives and more. It means you can focus on getting healthy and leave it to us to manage your care while in an unfamiliar environment.
How do I make a claim? Download forms from:
http://www.pac.bluecross.ca/corp/members/forms/ and send to:
Pacific Blue CrossTravel Claims
PO Box 7000
Vancouver BC V6B 4E1
Who should I contact in an Emergency?
Within Canada and the USA: 1 888 699–9333
For all other countries: 1 604 419-4487 collect