Nova Scotia Programs

How to Prepare for the Rising Cost of Health Insurance

As you may have heard in the news recently, the cost of health insurance is going to be on the rise in 2017. This is, in part, due to more prescriptions being written for expensive new anti-inflammatory medications. The cost of these new drug treatments reached $2.2 billion in 2015, and as this number increases, the price of your employee or personal health insurance plan will as well.

While a cost increase is never the news anybody wants to hear, it’s important to look at these upcoming changes as an opportunity to invest in a health insurance plan that you can tailor to your needs. With a Blue Cross Health Insurance Plan, you can ensure you’re getting the coverage you need, while offsetting some of these additional costs in the process.

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Protect Your Family’s Summer Travel with Summertime Blue from Blue Cross

Despite a recent blast of wintry weather (the last one, we all hope!), summer is indeed just around the corner. The kids are already counting down to summer vacation, and us adults are dreaming of relaxing cottage getaways. In the Atlantic provinces, we’re very lucky to live within driving distance of many exciting destinations—we are sure at least one is on your wishlist this summer.

In this post, we want to tell you about the best way to protect your family’s health and finances this summer—Blue Cross’ Summertime Blue unlimited travel insurance plans, which will cover you and your family for unlimited travel between June 6 and September 6 for as little as $165 per family.


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Get a Second Opinion with Blue Cross Health Insurance

You may think you’re set up with a pretty good health insurance plan, either through your work or a another personal plan provider, but it never hurts to get a second opinion. This is because your health is your greatest asset, and there’s no doubt that you want to protect it at all costs. In this post, we are going to talk to you a little bit about what a health insurance policy from Medavie Blue Cross can provide you and your family, and why taking a second look at your current plan could save you time and money, as well as provide you with all-important peace of mind.

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Why You Need Private Health Insurance in Nova Scotia

Public health insurance in Nova Scotia is a great idea that doesn’t always translate well in practice. Unfortunately, the reality of providing every single citizen in Nova Scotia the level of quality care they deserve is at best, a daunting task, and is at worst, almost impossible for our overtaxed government.  Public health programs covering Atlantic Canada do not always meet your particular needs and purchasing a supplement health insurance program can make it so that you get the fast access to the quality care your family needs and deserves. Read more »