After April 1, 2019, OHIP+ will no longer provide prescription drug coverage for individuals 24 years old and younger if they have drug coverage through a private insurance plan.
What you need to do:
- If you, your spouse and your children do not have a private drug plan, you will continue receiving eligible drugs through OHIP+ at no cost. To learn more about OHIP+ please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-about-ohip-plus
- If you have private health coverage through your employer, and you or your spouse and children are under 25, let your pharmacist know you have coverage under a group benefits plan. To make things easier, have your benefits care handy next time you fill a prescription.
- If you have significant out-of-pockets costs, despite having a private plan, you can apply for financial support through the Trillium Drug Program.
- The Trillium Drug Program is available to all OHIP-insured Ontarians who have high prescription drug costs compared to their household income. To find out more about the Trillium Drug Program please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-help-high-prescription-drug-costs