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Do Guelph students have a health or dental plan?

A Student Benefits Plan (consisting of medical and dental benefits) is offered to undergraduate and graduate students through the University of Guelph Central Student Association (CSA) & Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Each student pays a premium for health and dental coverage per policy year as part of their tuition and fees. The Student Health and Dental plans provide students at the University of Guelph with a comprehensive set of benefits. You are automatically enrolled in the plans if you are registered in full or part time undergraduate studies or full time graduate studies at the University of Guelph.

Family coverage is available for spouses (including common-law and same-sex partners) and dependent children under the age of 21 (or age 25 if in full-time attendance of school). The deadline to add family coverage is September 30th for fall registrants, January 31st for new winter registrants and May 31st for new summer registrants.

Please contact the Student Benefits Plan Office for details. For more information, read the sections below or contact:

Ann Mammoliti
Student Services Coordinator
Student Benefits Plan Office
Level 1, University Centre
Phone: 519-824-4120 X54798
Fax: 519-829-2843
Email: guelphplan@mystudentplan.ca
Website: http://www.mystudentplan.ca/
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Medical Plan:
The student medical plan is a valuable benefit made possible by membership in your student government. Students eligible for this plan are automatically enrolled and are eligible to claim the valuable benefits described in the Student Benefits Handbook. A one time health plan fee per policy year is already included with your institutional fees, which form part of your total tuition. The policy year extends until August 31st for all registrants with the exception of Exchange Students who will pay and receive coverage for one semester at a time.

Dental Plan:
The student dental plan provides students at the University of Guelph with a comprehensive set of dental benefits. You are automatically enrolled in the plan if you are registered in full or part time undergraduate studies or full time graduate studies at the University of Guelph.

You may opt out of the dental plan IF you are already covered under another dental plan. Students may apply for a dental plan premium refund by completing a dental waiver form either online on our website at www.mystudentplan.ca or manually by providing proof of comparable coverage along with your waiver. The opt-out deadline for fall registrants is mid-September and for new winter registrants, mid-January. If you have made a claim under this plan or intend to at any time during this current policy year, you may not opt out or receive a refund. Your refund cheque may be picked up from the Student Benefits Plan Office in mid-November. After your initial opt out you will not be charged the fee in subsequent years.



How do I opt-out of medical and dental fees?

The Student Medical/Health Plan fee included in tuition is a universal non-refundable fee, which was voted in via student referendum. If you have other coverage, you can submit outstanding balances to your other plan for consideration; this is called “Co-ordination of Benefits”.

To opt out of the Student Dental Plan, you need to complete a dental waiver form. You can do this online or manually. To do so online please visit our website www.mystudentplan.ca. To submit your waiver manually, please submit it with proof of comparable coverage to the Student Benefit Plan Office before the deadline (see website).  Acceptable proof of coverage can be in the form of a benefits card showing the student’s name and confirmation of dental coverage, a letter from an employer, or an explanation of benefits (EOB) from a recently paid dental claim from the existing insurer. Dental waiver forms can be downloaded at www.mystudentplan.ca. You only need to opt out once; it will not be billed to your tuition in future years. Refund cheques will be available to pick up at the Student Benefit Office approximately 8 weeks after classes start.

For more information contact:

Ann Mammoliti
Student Services Coordinator
Student Benefits Plan Office
Level 1 University Centre
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON
N1G 2W1
Phone: 519-824-4120 X54798
Fax: 519-829-2843
Email: guelphplan@mystudentplan.ca
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm
Website: www.mystudentplan.ca

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