• Always have a copy of the insurance card in the patient's file
  • How to properly read a patient’s insurance card:


  • Sunlife Policy # for Pensioners Benefits always 25555
  • Greenshield Policy # always 00000
  • Medavie Blue Cross for Veteran’s Affairs Policy (DVA) # always 00200
  • Medavie Blue Cross for Interim Federal Health Program Policy # always More information is available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees- citizenship/services/refugees/help-within-canada/health-care/professionals.html
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Policy # is always 08000 and their ID is their band #
  • Instream Claim Service annual access fee: Regular $180.00 + applicable tax. You only need Instream if you want to submit to those carriers only on the Instream Network or if you are in a dental / dental hygiene clinic.

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