Effective August 15th, 2023, the age cap on eligibility for coverage was removed, allowing people older than 25 to apply.
Effective October 30th, 2023, financial support for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is available for medically eligible New Brunswickers living with Type 1 diabetes and with Type 2 diabetes on intensive insulin therapy, requiring 3 or more insulin injections per day.
The New Brunswick Insulin Pump Program (NBIPP) supports New Brunswickers living with Type 1 diabetes who are medically eligible for insulin pump therapy. The program seeks to assist individuals in obtaining fair and affordable access to a range of insulin pump devices and the basic operating supplies. Additionally, NBIPP assists individuals requiring intensive insulin therapy delivered via pump therapy or multiple (3+) daily injections, in accessing continuous glucose monitoring sensors.
The client/family is responsible for a portion of the costs of the device and supplies based on income. The calculation for the client/family contribution considers household income, household size and the selected device. Insurance coverage is also considered. Only the uninsured costs of pumps, supplies and sensors are eligible for coverage under NBIPP, and the uninsured amount is income-tested.
New Brunswickers who wish to apply for income-tested coverage for their insulin pump, the operating supplies and/or CGM sensors, must meet the medical criteria and complete the NBIPP Confirmation of Medical Eligibility form together with their physician specialist. The physician specialist submits the completed form directly to the NBIPP Coordinator. Only the devices and supplies included in the Approved Vendor Lists are eligible for coverage.
The client, or as appropriate, the legal guardian, or substitute decision maker, must complete the appropriate application form and submit along with supporting documentation to NBIPP via email: [email protected] or by mail to the address below. The application form includes income and insurance information that will be used to determine the client/family’s financial contribution.
Once the request has been approved by NBIPP, the clients will receive their devices and supplies directly from the device vendor. Clients/families pay their financial contribution for the device and supplies directly to the vendor. Remaining costs are billed to the province by the vendor.
To learn more about the program, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. If you still have questions, you may contact the NBIPP Coordinator:
400, rue des Hospitalières
PO Box 3180
Toll Free: 1-855-655-5525
Toll Free Fax: 1-855-290-2371
Email: [email protected]