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Ontario Out-of-Province/Out-of-Country Coverage Changes - OHIP

Posted by Gordon R. Hart

Dec 19th, 2019

Ontario Out-of-Province/Out-of-Country Coverage Changes - OHIP

Starting January 1, 2020, the Ontario government will eliminate OHIP’s Out-of-Country Travelers Program. Up to December 31, 2019, OHIP covers

· Doctor’s services (e.g. medical assessments and emergency surgery),

· Emergency outpatient services (e.g. MRI’s and CT scans) and

· Emergency inpatient services (e.g. hospital stays, nursing services)

Effective January 1st, only Ontarians needing dialysis treatment will have coverage under a new program operated by the Ontario Rental Network.

For most plan sponsors there is no change if they already have Out-of-Country coverage as part of their health program.

If you have concerns or questions about this change, reach out to your advisor or client care team member to learn more.

Ontario Out-of-Province/Out-of-Country Coverage Changes - OHIP

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