Appeals Process Added to Extended Health Benefits Policy

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Yellowknife — April 1, 2022

Effective today, the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Extended Health Benefits Policy has been amended to include an appeal process. An appeal process is critical to ensuring decisions are made fairly, and the Policy is applied consistently. Transparency plays an important role in being accountable to the public in the delivery of publicly-funded programs. This includes EHB applications.


“I am pleased that this policy has been amended to include an appeal process. The ability to appeal a decision, and have it independently reviewed, adds accountability, and helps to ensure that the Policy is applied consistently and fairly.

- Julie Green, Minster of Health and Social Services

Quick facts

  • Appeal requests must be submitted within 60 days after decisions are made under the Extended Health Benefits Policy.
  • Appeal requests will be reviewed within 5 business days  to make sure enough information has been provided.


For media requests, please contact:

Jeremy Bird

Manager, Communications

Department health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

(867) 767-9052 ext. 49034