The YUGSA offers a medical insurance plan designed to be comprehensive and low cost. The plan is offered through the National Student Health Network, a not-for-profit broker that helps us to achieve discounts through volume purchasing, and provided by Green Shield Canada.
The plan is compulsory for all full-time students without comparable coverage for drugs AND dental and is optional for those registered part-time. Students also have the ability to opt-in spouses (including common-law and same sex partners) and children. Those students with equivalent or greater coverage with another plan can opt-out. Please see below for instructions on how to either opt-out or opt-in to the plan.
The plan covers you from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013, regardless of your opt-in date.
Students starting in the summer or winter term are not included in our health plan.
The cost of the plan is $375 for a single person, and an additional $375 to add one dependant. The cost to add 2 or more dependants is $510, on top of the single cost.
The GSA Health Plan Fee is not included in your tuition. In mid-October it appears as a separate line item on your student account.
Head to the FORMS section to download a copy of your YUGSA Health Plan card, which can be used at participating pharmacies across Canada. Please note that most dentists' offices do not offer direct billing for our plan; be sure to keep your receipts and fill out a claims form, also found under the FORMS section.
Health Plan ID #
Your Green Shield ID # is 'YGS + your student number + 00'. If the claimant is a dependent of a graduate student the number is ‘YGS + graduate student number + 01' for a spouse or partner, and then '02, 03..." for children or other dependents.
The YUGSA is responsible for the administration of the Health and Dental Plan. As such, please feel free to contact our health plan office at 416-736-5213 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The best and quickest way to hear back from the Health Plan Coordinator is to email her. A detailed information booklet is available HERE.
Our insurance provider also has detailed information available for students: go to www.greenshield.ca