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Big Changes Coming to Out-of-Country Travel Health Insurance Coverage for Canadians

May 15, 2019 / Lynn Elmhirst

The province of Ontario, home to 40% of the population of Canada, is moving ahead with recently proposed plans to eliminate out-of-country health insurance coverage, which is currently provided under the provincial government's universal health care program called OHIP. This will not change coverage of Ontario residents traveling to other provinces of Canada. The new policy is set to take effect on Oct. 1, 2019, and it's getting a lot of media attention. Here is what every travel advisor in the country needs to know.