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What do private health insurance plans cover?

Private health insurance plans cover just about everything that is needed beyond basic public health insurance. Private health insurance providers offer coverage for supplementary health insurance, disability insurance, critical illness insurance and insurance for visitors to Canada and traveling Canadians. Small office and home business plans for entrepreneurs and self-employed professions are also available. These plans target individuals without an employer group health plan.

Private plans generally provide coverage that can be tailored according to the individual’s or their family members’ age, budget and health coverage needs.