Statement: Health insurers take measures to continue coverage for those displaced by Quebec wildfires
News ReleaseRelease Date: 06/13/2023 Staff Reference: Kevin Dorse
(Toronto, June 13, 2023) Many Quebec residents have evacuated their homes due to the wildfires in the province. As a result, some may have lost or left behind their health insurance information or items such as prescription drugs and eyeglasses.
Health insurers have put in place special measures to assist plan members who have been displaced due to the fires. If you have questions about your group health coverage or need your plan information to get replacement prescription drugs or other medical items, please contact your insurer. You can find the contact information for your insurer here: https://www.olhi.ca/for-insurers/member-list/
For updates from the Government of Québec on the wildfire situation visit https://www.quebec.ca/en/public-safety-emergencies/emergency-situations-disasters-and-natural-hazards/what-to-do-before-during-after-emergency-disaster/forest-fires/status-report-forest-fires.
In addition, the Canadian Red Cross has initiated a response to help those displaced by the wildfires and more information is available at https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/current-emergency-responses/2023-quebec-fires.