Changes to OHIP+

By Paul Parkinson, Director, Finance

The Ontario government is making changes to its OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare program.

The changes affect OHIP-insured children and youth who are 24 years of age and younger.

What’s changing?
Children and youth with drug coverage through a private health benefits plan will access prescribed medicines through their private plan, as they did prior to the launch of OHIP+. Those with significant out-of-pocket costs, despite having a private plan, may apply for additional financial support through the Trillium Drug Program.

What’s not changing?
Children and youth with no drug coverage through a private plan will remain eligible for OHIP+. They will continue to receive drug benefits without co-payments or deductibles.

If you have any questions, please review the Ontario government’s amendment at http://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/dr ugs/opdp_eo/notices/exec_office_20190227. pdf.

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