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Ontario Out-of-Province/Out-of-Country Coverage Changes - OHIP
Dec 19th, 2019
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.