As previously communicated in our website, the previous Liberal government implemented a change in the OHIP Drug Program for youths (called OHIP+). Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products (listed in the Ontario Drug Benefit program) were free for anyone age 24 years of age or younger. All that was required was for the individual to have a health card number and an eligible prescription.
On June 30, 2018, the newly elected PC government announced changes to the OHIP+ program. Individuals aged 24 or younger will still receive their eligible prescriptions for free, provided they do not have private insurance coverage. Those individuals that do have private insurance coverage would effectively make OHIP+ the secondary payer now.
To date, further details as well as an effective date of this change, have not been communicated. Once further information does become available, we will update our website accordingly.
For further information on the initial program implemented on January 1, 2018, click on the following link, Click here to learn all you need to know...