Green Shield Canada

Green Shield Canada

Green Shield Canada (GSC) has been Canada’s only nation-wide not-for-profit specialist in providing health and dental benefits since 1957.

Green Shield Canada
Founded 1957
Headquarters Windsor, Ontario
Employees 501-1000
Canadian Mkt. Share 1.04% (2019)
Products* Health & Dental Insurance
Provinces Licensed AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NWT, NS, NU, ON, PEI, QC, SK, YT
*Insurance coverage and availability may vary by province. Speak with your broker for details.

Company Overview

GSC provides Canadians with supplemental health and dental coverage at affordable rates through a variety of different plans. They focus on friendly, fast service, as well as information and tools to help their clients understand their coverage.

Canadians choose GSC because of their extensive benefits packages and the advantages of trusting a not-for-profit provider for additional medical and dental coverage, such as:

  • Medical & Dental coverage options through eleven different packages
  • Customer-first product design, service, and business structure
  • Easy to access information, tools, and claims filing through an online portal, mobile app, or through live support

GSC has established itself as a provider of client-friendly coverage and rates that reflect its goal to protect Canadians and respect their finances. Its different coverage plans are each designed with your potential needs in mind, and paying GSC premiums may qualify for a tax credit or tax exemption.

Green Shield Canada Advantages

Green Shield’s greatest advantage is also central to its history and a guiding force in its mission as a not-for-profit organization. GSC is built on the belief that Canadians should never have to choose to forgo needed healthcare, medicine, or dental work because they cannot afford the cost. Its various coverage packages allow you as a customer to find the policy that works best for you. GSC aims to provide you with everything you need, to understand your policy as well as to take care of your own health and wellness.

  • A wide selection of coverage packages: Green Shield Canada offers a variety of packages, all of which include vision care, emergency medical travel expenses, registered specialists and therapists, and 24/7 toll-free legal advice on your coverage and health options.
  • Multichannel support: 24 hr live assistance as well as a mobile app for access to your benefits. The GSC on the Go® mobile app allows you file claims, keep up to date on your coverage, and make full use of your benefits as you see fit.
  • An Online health management portal: GSC’s Change4Life™ rewards-based health management program offers web-based health tracking tools and resources that help to track your health choices. Points for healthy living decisions can be redeemed to enter draws and for gift cards.
  • Deductible Premiums: If you’re a small business-owner, a contractor, or a freelancer then your premiums may be tax-deductible.

Green Shield Canada Insurance Products

GSC offers two distinct benefit package types, ZONE and LINK, each with a variety of different coverage options, through their SureHealth™ plans. They also offer GSC Health Assist™ plans that are provided through an advisor, and Prism plans offered in partnership with Special Benefits Insurance Services to bridge any gaps in your existing coverage and ensure you are protected for any health or dental expense.

GSC SureHealth™ ZONE – Health & Dental Coverage

GSC offers four unique SureHealth ZONE plans intended for small business owners, contractors, freelancers, seasonal and other independent workers so that your provincial healthcare coverage is supplemented in case of any unexpected, often expensive healthcare or dental costs that are not included.

  • Choose from 7 different ZONE plans to find the package of benefits that suits you
  • All include vision care, extensive specialist and therapist coverage, emergency travel coverage, and lifetime coverage
  • Bundled benefit selection to find the additional coverage options you want like prescription drug coverage or dental care
  • Guaranteed acceptance on some bundles available, no medical questionnaires or background needed
  • Free access to CChange4Life™

GSC’s SureHealth LINK plans are intended for clients who are coming off of an existing group benefits plan, such as retirement, loss of employment, or new employment without coverage. LINK has the guaranteed health coverage you need in case of any medical or dental emergency, with all the benefits that make GSC’s plans a good choice.

  • All LINK plans include guaranteed acceptance for anyone coming off of group employee benefits
  • Coverage for any and all pre-existing conditions
  • Semi or fully private accommodations should you need a hospital stay
  • All include vision care, extensive specialist and therapist coverage, emergency travel coverage, and lifetime coverage
  • Free access to Change4Life™

  • Options to include dental coverage with several plans

GSC Health Assist Plans™

The GSC Health Assist program puts customers in contact with a Green Shield advisor who can help you build a plan with the great coverage options you need

  • Contact an advisor with your personal needs
  • Find specific coverage suitable to you and your situation
  • Fast, efficient response from helpful experts
  • Perks and benefits of being a GSC customer with a custom-fitted coverage plan
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Green Shield Canada
Head Office:
8677 Anchor Drive, P.O Box 1606, Windsor, ON N9A 6W1, Canada
Claims & Customer Service: 1-888-711-1119

Green Shield Canada Reviews

Rated 1.5 stars
1.5 / 5 (38)


  • Savings
    User: 10%
  • Application Process
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  • Claims Process
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  • Rate stability
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  • Document delivery
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Rating: 2
2 /5 stars

  • Savings
    User: 10%
  • Application Process
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  • Claims Process
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  • Rate stability
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Don’t buy this insurance.

on 2019-03-25 18:07:53

When I signed up for this insurance I was promised that my payments would stay the way they are.
This is not the case. However benefits do! Figure that one out. When I asked them why my rate is increasing and my benefits stay the same, they could not answer the question.The only thing they said I could pick another plan.
They require PRESCRIPTION for a massage!!! …and cover only $25 per visit. What’s the point???
I have been with them for about 5 years and run the numbers for the last year. I wasted about 45 percent. You are better off to put the $ in the savings account and use when you need it. Cover all 100 percent, not 40 to 80 and you don’t have to provide prescriptions. Finally it’s your money and your insurance doesn’t have to tell you whether it needs to be covered or not.
Don’t waste your money on Green Shield.

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