Late last year the Ontario government announced that children and youth 24 years of age or under who are not covered by private benefits plans will qualify to receive eligible prescriptions at no cost however, those with private coverage will not. These individuals must claim their prescriptions through their private plans.
It has been announced that this change will officially take effect on April 1, 2019. For those who do not have a plan they will continue to remain eligible and receive benefits from the Ontario Drug Benefit program. Those with a private plan will access their prescriptions through these plans. For individuals or families who still have significant out-of-pocket expenses despite their plan, they can apply for support through the Trillium Drug program.
If you have any questions please review the Ontario government's amendment or reach out to your Accompass consultant.