Ontario Optometrists to withdraw OHIP covered eye services


From Equitable Life group communications - Sept. 2, 2021 Ontario optometrists may begin withdrawing eye services covered by OHIP after talks with the provincial government broke down over funding for their services. The head of the Ontario Association of Optometrists indicated that optometrists will contact affected patients to cancel appointments and place them on waiting [...]

Ontario Optometrists to withdraw OHIP covered eye services2021-09-05T21:10:06+00:00

Ontario government to become second payer under OHIP+ changes


Ontario’s new Conservative government has announced changes to the province’s youth pharmacare program to make it second payer for Ontarians under age 25 who have coverage through private benefits plans. “Today, our government is announcing our intent to fix the OHIP+ program by focusing benefits on those who do not have existing prescription drug benefits,” [...]

Ontario government to become second payer under OHIP+ changes2018-07-12T22:01:36+00:00

OHIP+ and private payer impact


As published in Benefits Canada Online Although a national pharmacare strategy seems elusive, the Ontario government is making a fairly aggressive investment in that area by spending $465 million to boost its provincial drug coverage by covering residents under age 25 and from 65 onwards. The program, known as OHIP+, begins Jan. 1, 2018. Children [...]

OHIP+ and private payer impact2018-04-17T15:54:34+00:00

Travel Insurance: Are you “Really” Covered?


Canadians love to travel. But, travel insurance issues abound as new insurance provisions or clarifications of existing adjudication practices, are forcing plan sponsors to revisit their communication to plan members. Starting off with the first payer; (the Provincial Medical Plan) in this case, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, visitors to that website [...]

Travel Insurance: Are you “Really” Covered?2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00
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