Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) / Autopak
MPI is a government owned corporation which provides mandatory basic auto insurance (called Autopak insurance) for Manitoba drivers. Drivers in Manitoba also have the option of purchasing additional coverage from private insurance companies, or private insurance brokers, besides MPI.
If you sustained a catastrophic injury due to an auto accident, you may qualify for catheter coverage.
Settlements / lump sum payouts can take many years. During that time, the insurance company covers catheters as recommended by the physician and is dependent on individual adjustor approval. The client usually receives a report at time of settlement itemizing products and services currently being covered and their associated annual costs - it is up to client to manage the settlement amount and associated expenses for their lifetime. The insurance company will no longer be involved once the client settles.
It is important that you are using the best catheter option for you.
Ask for samples of SpeediCath® catheters*. Simply click here "Free SpeediCath® Samples" to order.
Talk to your doctor - ask for a prescription for SpeediCath® catheters. SpeediCath® catheters are single use only so the prescription should be for the number of times you need to catheterize daily, typically 4-5 catheters per day (one for every time you need to empty your bladder).
Ask your doctor to complete and sign the Coloplast Intermittent Catheter Letter of Recommendation. Simply click on the letter on this page, download the letter and send it to your doctor. This letter outlines the issue(s) you are having and why you need to use SpeediCath®.
Send SpeediCath® prescription and support letter to MPI or your private insurer to request approval.
Manitoba Public Insurance (mpi.mb.ca)