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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 term.

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

You can opt out if you provide proof to studentcare.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 studentcare.ca in a previous year, you can log in to studentcare.ca within the Change of Coverage period and indicate that you still want to opt out.

If you are an international student studying from outside of Canada for all or part of the 2020-21 academic year, you have additional options regarding opting out of your student health and dental plan. Please see studentcare.ca for more details.

Please see studentcare.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, new students beginning their studies in the Summer Term, and certain other categories of student. If you are not sure whether or not you have been enrolled, check your fee statement or contact Studentcare. If you are not automatically enrolled, you may be able to enroll yourself during the term's Change-of-Coverage Period. To opt-in, see studentcare.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 studentcare.ca and look for Self Enrolment. To opt-out, see studentcare.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 studentcare.ca. You can opt out if you provide proof to studentcare.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 studentcare.ca in a previous year, you can log in to studentcare.ca within the Change of Coverage period and indicate that you still want to opt out.

If you are an international student studying from outside of Canada for all or part of the 2020-21 academic year, you have additional options regarding opting out of your student health and dental plan. Please see studentcare.ca for more details.

Please see studentcare.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, new students beginning their studies in the Summer Term, and certain other categories of student. If you are not sure whether or not you have been enrolled, check your fee statement or contact Studentcare. If you are not automatically enrolled, you may be able to enroll yourself during the term's Change-of-Coverage Period. To opt-in, see studentcare.ca and look for Self Enrolment.

New international students' health insurance

New international and exchange and study abroad students must apply by themselves for coverage under the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) if they will be a resident of BC for longer than six (6) months. Effective January 1, 2013, all new international students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or exchange program at SFU have been automatically enrolled in a mandatory four (4) month primary medical insurance plan for their first term through guard.me@SFU and the plan fee automatically included in their tuition fees.

Great Northern Way Campus/Centre for Digital Media students are also covered by the plan. International students who have previously attended SFU and were absent from the University for three or more consecutive terms or are readmitted to SFU under SFU's policy of reactivation and readmission will also be enrolled in the guard.me@SFU plan in the term they continue their studies at SFU.

This plan provides interim coverage during the waiting period for the BC MSP, if eligible. Students will be able to opt out providing they have coverage under the BC Medical Services Plan (BC MSP) or coverage under an eligible plan. For more details, see www.sfu.ca/medical-insurance.html.

You may be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of your insurance if you have not made a claim and there is more than one month of coverage remaining when you apply through guard.me@SFU. Your application for a partial reimbursement must be received by guard.me@SFU before the last month of the term (that is before April 1, August 1 or December 1). If approved, your partial refund will be applied to your SFU account.

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