Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Information regarding COVID-19 is in constant change, as is the situation regarding vaccination and prioritization for immune-compromised individuals.

If you have any COVID-19-related questions, we’ve created a specific COVID section on our website that can be accessed by clicking here or by selecting the “News & Events” tab from our homepage. In this section, you’ll find the latest news and information about the pandemic in Canada from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Any specific questions that you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, delays between vaccine dosing, and prioritization within your province are best answered by your healthcare team. They’re the ones who know you and your particular situation and are therefore in a position to best address your unique concerns.

Created by, and entirely focused on, Canadians impacted by myeloma, Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and reliable information on myeloma. Some of the ways we do this is through our monthly e-newsletter, “Myeloma Matters”, as well as through our social media platforms.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-798-5771 with any questions regarding our programs and services.

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Treatment Costs & Insurance Plans

In Canada, myeloma drug costs may be covered by:

  • provincial and territorial government public drug benefit programs;
  • group insurance and benefit plans offered by an employer, union, or school;
  • the drug manufacturer (all or partially covered; must meet certain financial eligibility criteria);
  • paying for the drug out-of-pocket or through a private health insurance plan.

Access to treatment options and treatment coverage, however, varies from province-to-province.

Group insurance and benefit plans can help cover myeloma drug costs and offset out-of-pocket, treatment-related costs. Some employers or unions offer group insurance and benefit plans to employees, who in turn, are usually required to cover a portion of the plan’s cost.

Be sure to read your insurance policy information booklets carefully and speak to your policy issuers to better understand your policy’s coverage, exclusions, payout maximums, and limits.

Discover your options here.