Ontario Healthcare to Bill Back to Private (Company) Plans First

In Ontario, the new pharmacare program — which was set up by the previous Liberal Government to provide free coverage on more than 4,400 drugs to those under 24 — is being amended.  The Progressive Conservatives have changed the legislation to ensure that, for those who are covered under private plans – OHIP would bill those private plans first.

Health Minister Christine Elliot announced “since private insurance plans can cover thousands more drugs than those offered under OHIP+, those aged 24 and younger will be able to access more medications.”

A best practice for IS2 customers or employees, who want to know more about whether a medication is covered or which insurance plan is billed, they should always check with their healthcare provider to determine if medications are covered under private or OHIP insurance.

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