Nova Scotia stops penalizing families with private dental coverage

Province scraps changes that saw those with coverage paying more than those without
||Last Updated: 07/11/2003

Families with private dental coverage in Nova Scotia won’t be penalized by the province’s Children’s Oral Health Program anymore.

In May of last year, the province excluded families covered under private dental plans from coverage under the public program. Following that move, families with private coverage had to fork over a co-payment while families on the public program paid nothing.

Nova Scotia has amended the rules to reimburse members of private dental plans for any portion of costs not covered by the private plans that they pay directly as long as the costs are eligible expenses under the program and documentation is provided.

The changes are retroactive to May 1, 2002 and anyone who received less than 100 per cent reimbursement for any basic children’s dental expenses incurred since that date can apply for reimbursement. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2003.

Applications for reimbursement can be made through Quikcard Solutions Inc. at (800) 846-9199.

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