I`m covered under the Ontario Disability Program (ODSP) and/or Ontario Works (OW) for health coverage, but they do not offer counselling services. Can i access only the counselling portion of ABI?
Yes, the counselling and life skills supports are available to youth accessing ODSP and OW. Please complete the online application form and, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be enrolled in the Shepell portion of ABI. You will not receive a formal welcome package, so to confirm your enrollment you should contact Shepell by calling 1-800-387-4765. You will be required to provide your name and date of birth to be connected to the available services.
What is the Aftercare Benefits Initiative (ABI)?
ABI is a comprehensive health benefit program, offering prescription drug, dental, vision, extended health benefits, including medical devices and paramedical services, counselling, and life skills supports to former youth in care. The program was ...
How do I access the benefits of ABI once I`m enrolled?
You will receive an ABI welcome package in the mail 2-3 weeks after you are enrolled. The package will contain your Green Shield Canada (GSC) plan member card, as well as a copy of the benefit booklet outlining your coverage. Once you have received ...
How do I access the counselling and life skill supports?
To access the counselling and life skills supports available through Shepell, call 1-800-387-4765. You will be required to provide your name and date of birth to be connected to the available services.
Are my children covered under ABI?
Yes, dependent children of ABI plan members are also covered by ABI. Please include their information in the application form or email us at email@example.com with their name, gender, and date of birth to have them added.
What does the plan cover?
The Aftercare Benefits Initiative (ABI) provides comprehensive health benefits to former youth in care. The program’s benefits are delivered in two parts. Through Green Shield Canada, plan members are covered for a wide range of benefits and ...