Ontario Drops Appeal Of Snowbirds’ Right To OHIP
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

The Ontario Snowbird Association announced in a letter to members that the Ontario government has dropped plans to appeal a court ruling prohibiting the termination of OHIP’s Out-of-Country Travellers Program, which provides emergency out-of-country insurance coverage for Ontario residents.

As Open Jaw reported, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down part of Ontario Regulation 259, which terminated the reimbursement program, in SEP. The ruling reinstated OHIP’s Out-of-Country Travellers Program as it existed prior to 01JAN, 2020.

“This means that coverage for Ontarians travelling abroad has been restored to the previous levels of $200 to $400 per day for emergency inpatient services and up to $50 per day for emergency outpatient services,” according to the Snowbird Association. “The reinstatement of this program puts Ontario back in line with every other province and territory in the country which provides this coverage as is required under the Canada Health Act.”

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ’s newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she’s new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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