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Medical Cannabis and Your Extended Benefits

Did you know the majority of extended benefit plans cover medical cannabis in some way? You may be using cannabis, and not even know that your insurance will cover it! We’ve compiled updated information and guidelines for the most common insurance companies in Canada, so you don’t have to. Just keep in mind that for most companies their medical cannabis coverage is plan specific, but our guide is simply to help you understand the requirements and whether there is an option at all.

If you have further questions, or think you may have coverage we recommend reaching out to your provider and asking. MMC is happy to take care of any documentation or verification that is required!

Provider Coverage Details More Information
Sunlife Cannabis reimbursement available through Healthcare Spending Account, amount is determined based on plan chosen by employer. Optional Coverage that an employer has the option of including on plan. Medical cannabis reimbursed only with the diagnosis of these conditions: Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, HIV/AIDS, individuals requiring palliative care. Sunlife Medical Cannabis Information 
The Cooperators Optional Coverage that an employer has the option of including on plan. Medical cannabis reimbursed only with the diagnosis of these conditions: chronic pain associated with identified medical conditions, muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS), and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting The Cooperators Medical Cannabis Information
Greenshield Optional Coverage that an employer has the option of including on plan. Medical cannabis reimbursed only with the diagnosis of these conditions: chronic neuropathic pain, spasticity due to multiple sclerosis, and nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy Greenshield Medical Cannabis Information
Desjardin Cannabis coverage through Healthcare Spending Account, amount is determined based on plan chosen by employer. Pre-determined coverage for cancer, refractory neuralgia, nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, and spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis or a lesion of the spinal cord. Desjardin Medical Cannabis Information
Manulife Cannabis reimbursement available through Healthcare Spending Account, amount is determined based on plan chosen by employer. Medical cannabis coverage only with the diagnosis of these conditions: stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms in people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, nausea and vomiting in people undergoing chemotherapy, and chronic neuropathic pain Manulife Medical Cannabis Information

Have questions? Call us anytime at 1-844-312-5143 or contact us by email at patientcare@medmc.ca

By | 2020-08-07T15:03:16-05:00 August 7th, 2020|Medical Marijuana|Comments Off on Medical Cannabis and Your Extended Benefits

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