OHIP ended out-of-Canada medical emergency coverage
- February 5, 2020
- Posted by: olinsadmin
- Category: Health Care Ontario, Insurance Toronto, OHIP coverage, Travel Medical Insurance
Starting from January 1, 2020, the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) coverage for medical emergency services for Ontarians travelling outside of Canada is ended.
From now on, there are no reimbursement for medical emergency services required to treat conditions that are acute, unexpected, arose outside Canada, and require immediate treatment for the out-of-country travellers (it used to be a maximum of $400/day).
Ontarians travelling abroad are always encouraged to purchase the appropriate TRAVEL INSURANCE coverage in the event emergency health and doctor services are needed out of country. Many Ontarians already have travel health insurance through their workplace plans or credit cards.
Out-of-Country Hemodialysis Reimbursement Program
The Out-of-Country Hemodialysis Reimbursement Program is available to Ontario patients who have hemodialysis treatments at a facility while travelling outside of Canada. It helps offset the costs of these treatments.
Every Ontarian deserves the opportunity to safely travel abroad. Starting January 1, 2020 Ontario is launching a new program to fund out-of-country dialysis services, ensuring that Ontarians living with kidney failure can continue to receive support for the dialysis care they need when they are travelling outside of Canada.
The program is effective as of January 1, 2020. It is funded by the Government of Ontario and all funds go towards reimbursing patients.
You will receive the Canadian dollar equivalent of what you paid for each treatment, up to a maximum of $210 Canadian dollars per treatment. There is no maximum number of treatments for which you can submit a claim. You can expect to receive your reimbursement within 6 to 8 weeks after we receive your claim.