hi! i live in toronto, i am a type 1 diabetic and i wish to get insurance to cover my meds. but i am finding it very confusing and extremely hard to find a proper insurance coverage. my dad is the one who pays for my meds but we are a big family, i think it would help us if greatly if we found a good insurance coverage, comething that will cover an insulin pump, preferrably. does anyone have any suggestions or know of a good insurance coverage.. you would be great help!
Well, I'm not sure about private health insurances in Canada, but you can probably find something here: http://www.insurance-canada.ca/health-products/health-dental/health-dental.php
Here is an article they have about who might need additional insurance to the country's free health care: http://www.insurance-canada.ca/consinfohealth/healthwhy.php
Here is their links for Consumer Info: http://www.insurance-canada.ca/consinfogeneral/consuminfo-resources.php
Good luck with your search.
I am also in Ontario. I hope some of what I have to suggest will help!
1) Visit this link: http://www.diabetes.ca/files/about-diabetes/CDA_Insurance-QandA.pdf It should bring you to a PDF pamphlet by Ingle Insurance company. If nothing else, it might answer some questions.
2) Are you aware of the Govt. of Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care's Assistive Devices Program? It used to be only for children, up to the age of 18, but just over a year ago, it was extended to adults as well. That's how I got my first pump ever last year! Long story short, they'll pay for a pump every five years, plus they send a cheque for $600 every 3 months (for a total of $2400/year) to cover supplies.
3) Have you shopped around for the cheapest place to get your pump supplies? I order online from www.diabetesexpress.ca . They are the cheapest I have found, they are efficient ant they deliver right to your door.
Again, I hope this helps. If I can help any further, don't hestitate!