Following medical events, procedures or surgeries, you may:
- be advised not to return to work for a period of time to make sure you heal.
- need to travel to and from your treatment location.
- be prescribed medications that result in expenses.
This may be financially challenging for you and your family. Here are some resources that may be available to you:
Check with your employer or Human Resource department to learn about benefits that you may apply for, such as:
Your employer may need medical documentation from your physician. If your employer provides an extended health plan, you may be able to access assistance for extra costs due to necessary travel, accommodation and medications.
Plans vary; review with your employer to see what may be available for you.
Benefits from Provincial Programs
Your Personal Financial Arrangements
Personal Loans / Lines of Credit
If you opted for insurance on your credit card, you will need to provide medical documentation and will usually be required to make minimum monthly payments. Check with your credit card company. Your credit card may be frozen during the duration of your illness if you choose the illness/disability provision.