New Brunswick Drug Plan begins providing coverage

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The New Brunswick Drug Plan will begin providing coverage to plan members today.

“As of today, we now have a drug plan to provide residents with fair and affordable prescription drug coverage,” said Health Minister Hugh Flemming. “This plan meets our government's commitment to establish a catastrophic drug plan to help New Brunswickers afford the drugs they need based on their ability to pay. I am pleased to put this plan in place for current and future generations.”

Application forms – and more information - are available online or by calling 1-855-540-7325.

Any uninsured New Brunswicker with a valid Medicare card is eligible to enrol in the plan. Some insured residents will also be able to join the plan if they require a specific drug that is not covered under their existing plan but is covered under the New Brunswick Drug Plan, or if they have reached their annual or lifetime maximum under their existing plan.

In December 2013, the provincial government announced the plan to help residents avoid catastrophic drug costs and ensure that prescription drug insurance is available to everyone.

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Recent comments

  • Elwood Jones
    November 23, 2014 - 05:28

    I live on a tiny pension of a few hundred a month and I joined this plan. I now am finding out that absolutely none of my drugs are covered even though it eats most of my pension each month to buy them. Thank goodness I have a Brother that gives me a place to stay. So much for helping New Brunswickers pay for drugs. The whole thing is a farce. It was advertised as a way to help poor NBers get needed drugs but that is not true. For me it is a tax and nothing else!!!!!

  • gérard picard
    May 07, 2014 - 15:11

    je ne suis pas capable d'appliquer en ligne !