Hello every one,
I really appreciate this forum. This is a great forum!
When my wife was diagnosed with CLL in November 2020, I was in a frustrating situation. We live in Ontario, Canada, and not very familiar with the system since we been here not for a long time. The Hematologist just spoke on the phone (appointment on the telephone) it is CLL and it is W and W condition. Then I consulted with friends and medical people in our connection. Slowly I found this group which encouraged us very much. I found very knowledgeable people in different fields from the disease to the lifestyle of CLL people.
Now, I am starting to get information about the insurance to cover CLL medication and treatment in Ontario Canada. We do not have private medical insurance except the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and her work insurance (job). I raised this issue in my previous posts and got information that the Ontario trillium benefit may cover the CLL medication but we are no familiar with the process how to apply? We want to feel comfortable so I am asking insurance companies about these issues. Most of them said they need a perfect medical report to be insured. She has CLL which is may not be a perfect report for them! Therefore I am wondering how to overcome this problem? My impression is there would be someone in this forum who is familiar with this issue? So I will be glad if you plz share your experiences and advice us on this issue? If you do not feel comfortable you can send me a private message. Wishing you all the best.