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Hey guys,

Really silly question here, but has anyone been able to get their medical or vaccinations covered by their extended benefits? I have GWL coverage through work, and we have the health spending account, which I always end up with $500 sitting in there just waiting to be used for some medical need. Any idea if they would cover these costs? Has anyone tried?

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Medicals for immigration purposes are not covered. (I have GWL also). Vaccinations might be, however you may not need anything, depending on your age. I had my doctor do a blood draw to show immunization. I only required tDap and she gave it to me free (Manitoba Medical). I got the flu shot free at the drugstore, you may not need one. I guess that stuff is different from province to province, but I do know that no extended health care plan will cover immigration medicals. Good luck!


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I'd call them directly - You're having a medical exam done for a US immigration medical by a Dr authorized for that purpose by US immigration - the worst they can say is no, right? It's probably not a common question so they might have to dig or get back to you.

Edited by Udella&Wiz

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i have the same scenario, although mines with sunlife and i have money into my HSA account. I am just going to submit the claim online and attach the receipt. The worse they can do is deny it. Doesnt hurt to try.

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January 8th 2014 - NOA1

July 10th 2014 - NOA2


July 17th 2014 - Case shipped to NVC

July 30th 2014 - Case received by NVC

August 13th 2014 - Case number and IIN received by email

August 13th 2014 - DS-261 Form Completed

August 14th 2014 - AOS Fees Invoiced and Paid

September 17th 2014 - IV Fees Invoiced and Paid

September 19th 2014 - DS260 Completed

October 6th 2014 - AOS and IV Packages Received

November 28th 2014 - AOS and IV Checklist (4 items in total. 3 for documents they lost. Called on December 9 and a rep said no checklist for IV....go figure)

December 8th 2014 - Checklist scan date.

December 30th 2014 - Case Compl........NOT. So after not having an interview date yet, I called again on Jan 30th and apparently its in final review with a supervisor.

February 6th 2015 - Case Complete: Supervisor called from NVC to confirm everything has been completed now.

March 27 2015 - Interview Date

March 27 2015 - Approved!

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I have GWL and they do not cover vaccinations. Depends on your plan coverage though, so you can always call or email them. I emailed and got a quick response. Most vaccinations are covered by OHIP, so I'd get any you are missing that are covered by OHIP ahead of the medical.

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Packet 3 Received: ****

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Are you talking pre or post immigration? Prior to my medical, I had my family doctor provide an immunity record, and any missing vaccinations were done in office with no billing (including flu shot).

Post immigration (because the quack here said I needed another flu shot and a second booster for MMR) was outside the window of my benefit package (it only covered me for 2 weeks)

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