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OHIP: end of coverage for expenses incurred outside of Canada

News Release

Last spring, the Ontario government announced that OHIP would stop covering medical expenses incurred outside Canada.

Effective January 1, 2020, OHIP will no longer reimburse medical expenses incurred by Ontario residents while travelling abroad. Only Ontarians with kidney failure will continue to be reimbursed for dialysis services when travelling outside of Canada.

We wish to inform you that this change does not require any modification to your group insurance contract and will have no impact on your plan members.

Travel insurance coverage
CanAssistance, iA Financial Group's partner in foreign medical assistance and travel insurance, will continue to provide assistance and process claims for plan members travelling outside Canada with travel insurance coverage.

In fact, we would like to remind you that if a medical emergency occurs during a stay abroad, plan members must first and foremost contact CanAssistance. To contact CanAssistance, plan members must use the assistance numbers appearing on their group insurance card.

If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or your iA Financial Group Account Executive.