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Health and Dental Plans

Health and Dental Plan - Undergraduates

All undergraduate students* are enrolled in the SFSS Health and Dental Plan and the plan fee is automatically included in your tuition fees. The plan runs from September to August of the following year, and is pro-rated for students new to SFU in Spring.

Opt-out deadlines and change of coverage deadlines for the Health and Dental Plan are published at www.ihaveaplan.ca

You can opt out if you provide proof to www.ihaveaplan.ca of equivalent coverage. If you do not opt out you will owe the plan fee as charged.

Opting out must be done every year even if you have opted out before. If you provided proof of coverage to www.ihaveaplan.ca in a previous year, you can log in to www.ihaveaplan.ca within the Change of Coverage period and indicate that you still want to opt out.

Please see www.ihaveaplan.ca for complete details (such as what is covered by the plan) or call Student Care at 1-866-369-8795.

* except Distance Education students, students enrolled in programs based outside the Lower Mainland, and new students beginning their studies in the Summer Term. They may enrol themselves during the term's Change-of-Coverage Period. To opt-in, see www.ihaveaplan.ca and look for Self Enrolment.

** students enrolled in the Professional Development Program (PDP), depending on the course(s), may opt-in or opt-out of the coverage during the term's Change-of-Coverage Period. To opt-in, see www.ihaveaplan.ca and look for Self Enrolment. To opt-out, see www.ihaveaplan.ca and look for Opt-Outs.

Health and Dental Plan - Graduate Students

All graduate students* are enrolled in the GSS Health and Dental Plan and the plan fee is automatically included in your tuition fees. The plan runs from September to August of the following year, and is pro-rated for students new to SFU in Spring.

Opt-out deadlines and change of coverage deadlines for the Health and Dental Plan are published at www.ihaveaplan.ca.

You can opt out if you provide proof to www.ihaveaplan.ca of equivalent coverage. If you do not opt out you will owe the plan fee as charged.

Opting out must be done every year even if you have opted out before. If you provided proof of coverage to www.ihaveaplan.ca in a previous year, you can log in to www.ihaveaplan.ca within the Change of Coverage period and indicate that you still want to opt out.

Please see www.ihaveaplan.ca for complete details (such as what is covered by the plan) or call Student Care at 1-866-369-8795.

* except Distance Education students, students enrolled in programs based outside the Lower Mainland, and new students beginning their studies in the Summer Term. They may enrol themselves during the term's Change-of-Coverage Period. To opt-in, see www.ihaveaplan.ca and look for Self Enrolment.

 New international students' health insurance

International students are not immediately eligible for the BC Medical Services Plan (BC MSP). (See www.health.gov.bc.ca/msp/infoben/eligible.html for details.) Therefore, effective January 1, 2013, new international (visa and exchange) students will be enrolled in a mandatory four month primary International Medical Insurance plan and the plan fee will be automatically included in their tuition fees.

International students can opt out of the International Medical Insurance plan by providing proof of their BC MSP coverage (or acceptable equivalent). To opt out, go to www.guard.me/sfu. Deadline to opt out for any given term is the 30th of the first month of the term, e.g., January 30 for Spring 2013 term. Successful opt-outs will have International Medical Insurance charges removed from their student account.

Until you opt out you will remain enrolled in the guard.me@International Services for Students Medical Insurance plan as long as you are a student at SFU.

Please see www.guard.me/sfu for complete plan details or call guard.me at 1-877-873-8447.