March 2019

OHIP+ is changing. Here’s what you need to know

OHIP+ is changing to focus its benefits on children and youth without private drug plans. As of Monday, April 1, 2019, children and youth with a private plan will have their prescription medications covered through their private plans (as they did prior to the launch of OHIP+).

These changes will affect all children and youth aged 24 and under who are insured under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

Children and youth who do not have a private plan will remain eligible for the Ontario Drug Benefit through OHIP+ and will continue to receive full coverage of more than 4,400 prescription medications at no cost.

Individuals and families with significant out-of-pocket prescription drug costs, despite having a private plan, can apply for financial support through the Trillium Drug Program.

For more information about these changes, please read the Ministry announcement. If you have additional questions, please call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-866-532-3161.

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