Ontario Health Insurance – the changes and how it will affect you

The basics

Changes to the OHIP coverage

By: Kingsmere Financial

From January 1st, 2020 the “Out of Country” coverage. What are the  changes and what it means to you?

There are a few main changes that you need to be aware of which might affect your coverage.

  • Traveling outside of Canada, you will require travel insurance for unexpected medical emergencies or accidents.
  • If you are looking at buying travel insurance, your eligibility will not be impacted by the OHIP changes.
  • Should you have a travel emergency on or before December 31, 2019, you can still submit your claim for reimbursement.
  • Kidney patients get coverage with OHIP
  • OHIP still covers travel within Canada

(source: Tugo)

Read the full blog from Tugo here to check what is covered with the travel insurance and ensure you are covered!




The Kingsmere Group of Companies represents Kingsmere Financial in Canada, The Hereford Group in South Africa and Australia and Seed Investments in South Africa. In this group we assist over 80 000 clients in Canada, South Africa and Australia to reach their individual financial goals. We have 13 offices across Canada, South Africa and Australia with 290 financial advisors.

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