REGINA, SK, Dec. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Group Medical Services (GMS) has expanded its Immigrants & Visitors to Canada (IVC) emergency medical insurance plan to meet the medical insurance needs of Super Visa applicants.
Following the recent announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) of its new Parent and Grandparent Super Visa program, GMS is offering visitors to Canada more flexibility on their medical insurance coverage during their stay in Canada.
The Super Visa —a multiple entry visa valid for up to 10 years—has been created by CIC to allow family members to remain in Canada for up to two years at a time. The visa is conditional on a number of requirements, one of which is a proof of private Canadian medical insurance coverage. The medical insurance purchased must be valid for a minimum period of one year (365 days) and must provide a minimum of $100,000 in coverage.
On December 19, 2011, with the revised GMS Immigrants & Visitors to Canada plan, applicants age 55 to 79 will now have the option to obtain coverage for 365 days. Coverage for this age group was previously limited to 180 days. Moreover, the medical insurance coverage will be continuous throughout the 365 days—regardless of the number of times a parent or grandparent returns to their home country. Best of all, GMS will continue to provide competitive rates on the IVC plan. "It's exciting to be able to react this quickly to provide our customers with the products they need the most," says GMS President and CEO George Tsiklis. "We want immigrants and visitors coming to Canada as well as their families to feel comfortable knowing that they will be taken care of in the event of a medical emergency. Being able to accommodate the requirements of the Super Visa program is just one of the ways we're achieving this."
The updated GMS Immigrants & Visitors to Canada Plan - medical insurance of choice for the Super Visa - will be available for purchase through the GMS website and Customer Care Centre. You can also contact one of our experienced and knowledgeable brokers.
Group Medical Services (GMS) is Canada's expert in health and travel insurance since 1949. Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, GMS is a leading provider of a complete range of health and travel insurance to individuals and groups across Canada.
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