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Can I add my parents (>65 yrs old) as my dependent for health insurance?

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Oct 13, 2016
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Can I add my parents (>65 yrs old) as my dependent for health insurance?

My company's health insurance provider is Manulife

Can I add my parents (>65 yrs old) as my dependent for health insurance coverage?
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Deal Addict
May 14, 2009
4256 posts
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Call Manulife and ask them. I'd guess that you can't though.
Sr. Member
Aug 17, 2008
854 posts
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No you cannot add your parents as dependents for your company health insurance.

Company medical plans will provide coverage to the employee, spouse, and "Dependent child(ren)". Parents are not covered.

Dependent Children are your unmarried, dependent child(ren) still living with you and under the age of 21 (or under the age of 25 if in school full-time). "Child" means your natural or legally adopted child, or step-child.

Of course, we have universal healthcare covering doctor and hospital services. And every province/territory in Canada has public prescription drug coverage for seniors over age 65. Coverage varies, and in many provinces, the senior does have to pay something for prescription medication (often the amount the senior has to pay varies with income). So seniors are covered for major costs.
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