Prescription Drugs for Ontario Children

Effective January 2018, all Ontario Children under the age of 25 will receive free prescription drug coverage.  The prescriptions covered will include all drugs currently listed on the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) plan which totals approximately 4,400 prescriptions.

It is important to note this does not replace prescription drug coverage offered through an employer sponsored program, because a standard group benefits drug plan covers so much more.

For most employer’s plans it will mean a reduction in the drug claims reimbursed through the plan, which will help to offset the rising costs due to inflation.

It is expected these reductions will be applied at each renewal and will be passed directly to the policy holder.  We will provide additional details once we receive directive from each of the insurance companies.