Quebec amends basic drug plan

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Quebec has made some changes to the out-of-pocket maximum and co-insurance amounts for its basic drug plan. The changes, effective July 1, 2010, affect plan sponsors who provide drug coverage to Quebec plan members.


Legislative change

Drug claims for Quebec plan members

Increase in annual out-of-pocket maximum to $963 from  $954

  • Drug claims from Quebec plan members will now be subject to the new out-of-pocket maximum of $963


Co-insurance (amount RAMQ pays) remains the same at 68%

  • No change - drug claims continue to be paid at 68%


We’re in the process of updating our systems to reflect this change. There will be no immediate rate adjustments due to the changes and we expect minimal impact on claim experience.



Please contact your Client Service Administrator at 1-877-786-7227.