When a Couple Separates

Prescription Drug Insurance

Deregistering Oneself or Deregistering a Child from the Public Prescription Drug Insurance Plan

Any person insured under the public prescription drug insurance plan who

  • Becomes eligible for a private prescription drug insurance plan or
  • Is 65 years of age or older and registers for a private plan

The person's spouse (see definitions) and children (see definitions) must also be deregistered from the public plan because they become eligible for coverage through his or her private plan.

Deregistering oneself or deregistering a child (see definitions) from the public prescription drug insurance plan can be done by calling the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec or by going to one of the Régie's offices.

Adults aged between 18 and 64 who are in one of the following situations may also use the online service Registration and deregistration - Drug insurance (clicSÉQUR - Citoyens authentification required):

  • They are single.
  • They live with a spouse (without children).
  • They live with a spouse and one or more biological or adoptive children of the couple.
  • They are the head of a single-parent family (for example, one of the parents is dead or only one parent is named on the birth certificate).


The Régie automatically deregisters the persons from the public plan:

  • Persons who no longer hold a claim slip and their children under 18 years of age
  • Persons registered as children when they turn 26

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