Changes to the Quebec Prescription Drug Insurance PlanLinkedIn
There, in black and white
Bulletin NB Vol. 9 N. 7, July 2006
Lately, the Board of Directors of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) announced the latest modifications to the Quebec Prescription Drug Insurance Plan effective on July 1, 2006.
Firstly, it is important to note that children, students, Employment Assistance recipients as well as the elderly receiving the maximum Guaranteed Income Supplement and those receiving the near maximum Guaranteed Income Supplement (94% to 99%) are not affected by the modifications.
The main impacts of the modifications on the remaining insured population by the RAMQ are the following:
Since private plans must offer, as a minimum, conditions as generous as the public plan, the increase of the coinsurance from 28.5% to 29.0% and the raise of the annual maximum contribution from $857 to $881 could have an impact on private plans.
Recall that the Quebec Prescription Drug Insurance Plan includes a provision allowing annual indexation of the public plan parameters on July 1 of each year.
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