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Manitoba Pharmacare

Manitoba Pharmacare is a drug benefit program for eligible Manitobans, regardless of disease or age, whose income is seriously affected by high prescription drug costs. Pharmacare coverage is based on both your total family income and the amount you pay for eligible prescription drugs. The total family income is adjusted to include a spouse and the number of dependents, if applicable. Each year you are required to pay a portion of the cost of your eligible prescription drugs. This amount is your annual Pharmacare deductible. Pharmacare sets your deductible based on your adjusted family income.

Applying for coverage through Manitoba Pharmacare: Students can complete a one time application for coverage through Pharmacare which they provide consent to allow the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to release income data to Manitoba Health in order to determine co-payment and deductible amounts.

Applications are available online at: and at local Pharmacies.

Manitoba Pharmacare & The Student Health Plan: Students will be required to complete the Pharmacare application prior to receiving their myBenefits Card through the Health & Dental Plan Office. Once the application has been submitted to the benefits office, students can begin using their myBenefits Card at the pharmacy. Students within the standard validation period for their semester period of enrollment will be able to access their benefits upon completion of the validation period. Claims will automatically be assessed first through Manitoba Health using the student's health card number and any outstanding portion will then be submitted electronically to Great-West Life via the myBenefits Card.

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