Are You Relying Solely on Your Provincial Health Insurance Plan?

As Canadians, we’re fortunate to have coverage under our provincial health plans. But there are still many gaps. Without supplemental coverage, those gaps equate to out-of-pocket expenses that can really add up – dental care, prescription drugs, prescription eyewear, optometrist check-up’s, visits to the chiropractor or registered massage therapist. These are routine, day-to-day expenses. Then there are the costs that may come as a result of an accident or unforeseen illness, which may be difficult to pay…

If you’re not covered by group benefits, a personal health insurance plan can help to protect you (and your wallet) from many routine and unexpected health-related expenses not covered by the province. It’s protection that makes sense and is part of wise financial planning.

It’s important to choose the company and the health plan that best suits you.

Green Shield Canada (GSC) is CARP’s new partner and recommended health insurance provider. This is an arrangement that brings together two like-minded companies. GSC is a national, not-for-profit enterprise with a deeply rooted commitment to Canadians, to improving access to better health, and to giving back to communities across the country.

GSC offers two CARP-recommended products – CORE and LINK – each with a selection of plans, different benefit combinations, and varying levels of coverage.

Never had benefits before? Maybe it’s been a while? Perhaps it’s just time to get your own health coverage.

CORE plans offer five options. For some plans, acceptance is guaranteed* – no medical exam or health questions asked when you apply! Other plans require completion of a health questionnaire and medical underwriting, but GSC keeps it as quick and simple as possible.

Losing your group benefits?

LINK plans are specially designed for people whose group benefits have recently or will soon end. Acceptance for all four LINK plans is guaranteed* as long as you apply within 90 days of your group health benefits end date. There are no medical exams or health questions when you apply. And all LINK plans cover preexisting medical conditions.

Health insurance your way.

GSC understands the need to learn more. You’ll want details and you’ll have questions. They’ve made it easy for you to get information and to buy, in the way that’s most comfortable to you – online, over the phone, or a combination of both.

At you’ll find plan details, you can get quotes and you can buy completely online. Call 1.833.537.CARP and the licensed representatives will be happy to answer questions, offer plan recommendations, quotes, and they can even take your application over the phone.

To learn more, visit or call 1.833.537.CARP (2277).

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