Remember Your PHARMACARE DEDUCTIBLE LETTER
The new Manitoba Pharmacare year begins April 1.
You should receive your new Deductible Letter from Manitoba Pharmacare automatically, in the coming weeks, and no later than the second week of May.
Sending us the Deductible Letter as soon as you get it, ensures your Drug Card stays active! After May 31, you will not be able to use your Drug Card, or submit Drug Claims for reimbursement, until you submit your Letter.
You can mail us your Letter, drop it off at our offices at 880 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, fax it to (204) 982-6080, or scan it and send it by email to email@example.com.
Please write your Member ID number on the Letter
(from your Drug Card if you have received it).
- If you did not select One-Time Enrolment when you applied for your Pharmacare Deductible or if you have not yet applied, you should apply now.
- The Application Form is available on the Manitoba Health website, at gov.mb.ca/health/pharmacare.
- You are strongly encouraged to select Option A – One- Time Enrolment so you do not have to submit a new application each year.
- Dependent children age 18 and over, are required to apply for and provide a separate Pharmacare deductible letter.
NOTICE TO PLAN MEMBERS WHO SUBMIT CLAIMS
FOR MASSAGE THERAPY
Previously, the Plan required that in order for your massage therapy claim to be paid, the services had to be for a valid, verifiable medical condition which was identified on your doctor’s referral. Effective January 1, 2024 the requirement for a doctor’s referral to identify a valid, verifiable medical condition will be temporarily suspended to evaluate its effectiveness. A doctor’s referral will still be required for massage therapy claims to be paid. The Trustees will monitor massage therapy claims and reevaluate this change at the Annual Board Meeting on May 28, 2024.
CHANGE IN COVERAGE FOR BRACES AND COMPRESSION STOCKINGS:
Up to a maximum of $400 per calendar year for braces, including compression stockings
(on written order of a licensed medical doctor)
- Claims must first be submitted to WSIB/WCB for all Braces and Compression Stockings, or any other available provincial program.
- Proof of denial or reimbursement from all other sources must be provided to the Administrator at the time of claim submission.