Meal and Mileage Rate Increase

Health Benefits – Operations Medical Transportation Program

Effective October 1, 2014: Health Benefits will be introducing an additional increase in the daily meal rate as well as an increase in the kilometric (mileage) rate.

The additional investments are a direct result of our on-going dialogue with First Nations communities and the First Nations Health Directors Association.

As of October 1, the new meal and mileage rates are in bold, as follows:
For trips that are up to seven (7) nights in duration:

The same-day travel rate of $10 for trips that are 6 hours or more in duration has not changed.

The per kilometre allowance for private vehicles will increase to $0.22.5 / kilometre (increased from $0.20). There will also be a $0.29 / kilometre for communities experiencing higher travel costs. Health Benefits is currently working with Regional Directors to determine criteria and processes for eligibility for the higher rate.