How to avoid a massive holiday health care bill when OHIP out-of-country coverage ends

We’ve had several calls by clients about the OHIP removal of out of country coverage and if it posed a problem.  In actuality, the cut has made it easier to have claims paid with the group coverage by almost every carrier (no waiting for the province to pay first).  This article provides some context around it and also great questions to ask if people are not covered by group plans and plan on buying coverage.

If you are an Ontario resident planning to travel outside of Canada over the holidays and will be out of the country after Jan. 1, make sure you have adequate travel health insurance coverage or risk dealing with a crippling medical bill should a medical emergency arise.