July 2007 Focus Update #121
Quebec amends basic drug plan
Quebec has announced some changes to the parameters of the basic drug plan administered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). Effective July 1, 2007, the following changes will affect plan sponsors who provide drug coverage to Quebec plan members.
|Legislative change||Drug claims for your Quebec plan members|
|Increase in annual out-of-pocket maximum to $904 from $881.||
|Reduction in co-insurance (amount RAMQ pays) to 70% from 71%.||
We’re in the process of updating our systems to reflect these changes. There will be no immediate rate adjustments due to these changes and we expect that the impact on claim experience will be minimal.
Please share this information with your plan members, as you see necessary. If you have any questions, contact your group benefits representative.