Extended Health Benefits Seniors' Program



The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) sponsors the Extended Health Benefits (EHB) for Seniors Program to provide non- Native and Métis residents of the NWT who are 60 years of age and over, with access to a range of benefits not covered by hospital and medical care insurance. All benefits provided by the EHB program are administered by Alberta Blue Cross on behalf of the GNWT.

Region of Administration:



Government / Department:

Health and Social Services



Prior to accessing these programs, you must access employer or similar plans first.  You must apply for the program to be eligible for benefits. An application form can be accessed from the Department of Health and Social Services website, www.hss.gov.nt.ca; a local health centre; or the Health Services Administration office.

You will receive an Alberta Blue Cross identification card upon successfully registering for your program.



You are eligible for 100 percent coverage of the cost of eligible dental services, as defined by the NIHB Schedule of Dental Benefits and subject to plan limitations and exclusions.

Covered services include check-ups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges and dentures.

The dental benefit year runs from January 1 to December 31 annually.




Therapeutic Responsibility:






How it Works:

Information about program available here.


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