Ontario Government Announces the Creation of a prescription drug coverage program for those 24 years and under

The Ontario government had a big surprise ready for taxpayers in their last budget presented on April 27, 2017: a new drug benefit program called ‘’OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare’’, covering everyone under 25 years old.

The new program will become effective on January 1, 2018 and will cover more than 4,400 drugs without any deductible or co-payment requirements. Everyone under 25 will be admissible, regardless of family income.

Group Premier Medical recognizes that this new law might impact some of our participants and partners. Since very limited details are currently available, we will remain on the lookout for every modification the program could bring to plan costs, to the coordination of benefits and to the coverage of claims not eligible to the program.

We will communicate with you when new information on the program is available.

Group Premier Medical.