Bill 28 update: Impact to pharmacist services as of June 20, 2015

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This communication applies to all plan sponsors with plan members who reside in the Province of Québec

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This Focus Update helps plan sponsors understand the impact to pharmaceutical services under Bill 28 (An Act mainly to implement certain provisions of the Budget Speech of 4 June 2014 and return to a balanced budget in 2015-2016). Since June 20, 2015, pharmacists in Québec have been able to offer additional services[1].

At this time, these services are not eligible for reimbursement by Sun Life. Although an agreement is in place under the RAMQ plan, the Government is expected to issue, at a later date, a regulation or a specific agreement, detailing which services will be reimbursed (and the levels of reimbursement) by private plans that meet the requirements under the Québec drug insurance plan.

Sun Life has prepared the following FAQs for you and your Québec plan members, to help you understand the impact of Bill 28, as it currently stands, on your private plans.

Please find the plan sponsor FAQ attached here.

Please find the plan member FAQ attached here

We will update you with more information as it becomes available.

Questions?

Contact your Sun Life Financial group benefits representative.


[1] Please see http://www.opq.org/fr-CA/grand-public/nouvelles-activites-des-pharmaciens/ (please note that this website is only available in French)