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Statement: Health insurers take measures to continue coverage for those displaced by Nova Scotia wildfires

News Release

Release Date: 06/01/2023
Staff Reference: Kevin Dorse

(Toronto, June 1, 2023) Many Nova Scotians have evacuated their homes due to the wildfires in Nova Scotia. As a result, some may have lost or left behind their health insurance information or items such as prescription drugs and eyeglasses.

Many health insurers have put in place special measures to assist health plan members who have been displaced due to the fires. If you have questions about your group health coverage or need your plan information in order to get replacement prescription drugs or other medical items, please contact your insurer. You can find the contact information for your insurer here:

For updates from the Government of Nova Scotia on the wildfire situation visit

The Canadian Red Cross has initiated a response to help those displaced by the wildfires and more information is available at

About the CLHIA
The CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of Canada's life and health insurance business. These insurers provide financial security products including life insurance, annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions) and supplementary health insurance to over 29 million Canadians. They hold over $1 trillion in assets in Canada and employ more than 166,000 Canadians.

For more information:
Kevin Dorse
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
(613) 691-6001 /