alphabet, I hope you don't have MS, but if you do, the Canadian MS Society has a useful document on different provincial drug plans here:
http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/pdf ... -mar05.pdf
They have a pretty good summary of the approved MS disease-modifying medications too:
http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/pdf ... nglish.pdf
If you still want to have private insurance, I think you had better get it before diagnosis. I'm in BC and don't have private insurance. Through the provincial drug plan, I pay under $1,000 a year for my $22,000+ worth of rebif. I wouldn't pay for private insurance, but it's nice to have if provided through an employer.
One other thing, if you want life insurance and don't already have it, that would be another thing to take care of before diagnosis. I'm not saying that because MS is a big killer, it's just that it will make it more expensive/difficult to get life insurance. That's another type of insurance I don't have, oh well.