Health & Dental

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All part-time and full-time students paying Students’ Association fees have Health & Dental coverage, unless they have opted out. Not sure if you’re eligible?


You can register, and submit claims through GroupNet. An info sheet for more information on this process can be found here.

Students families can be added to the MacEwan plan, however, students must do this by the Jan. 29, 2021 deadline. More details can be found here.

Students can FLEX their benefits in order to tailor them more for your individual needs. View the different options and the form to FLEX here.

The cost for health and dental insurance is $278.40 per year. This annual fee is split into two equal payments of $139.20 for your convenience. The cost is included in your tuition.
Students now have access to a slate of digital options for accessing doctors.

For all students under the SAMU Health & Dental plan who do not want to use FLEX, our default plan option covers you for:

-80% of prescription drug costs, up to $3,000 a year (Remember, this only applies to the generic brand of pharmaceuticals, so make sure to tell your pharmacist! Check if it is covered here).

-80% of supplemental health costs (massage, psychologist, and physio). Some conditions apply.

-100% of one dental exam per year, if you visit a dentist listed under the plan. 70% of one dental exam per year, if you use an alternative dentist. More information here.

-$750 maximum in dental coverage per year. Need more Dental specifics?

-100% for vision care to a maximum of $100 for glasses or contact lenses every 24 months, as well as a maximum of $60 every 24 months for an eye exam.

-plus other benefits.

My Wellness Access

Students who are members of the SAMU Health and Dental plan will have access to the My Wellness website. This site provides resources, assessments and more to help students who may be struggling with mental health concerns. It includes a 24/7 crisis line, online video counselling and the ability to create a personal care plan with a mental health professional.

Opt Out

How To Opt Out Info Sheet

You have the option to opt out of the plan if you already have comparable insurance (say, you’re covered under your parents’ or spouse’s insurance provider). Keep in mind that once you opt out, you will not be covered by SAMU’s Health & Dental plan, unless you opt back in.

The deadline to opt-out is Jan. 29, 2021 at 4 p.m. If you forget to opt out in time, you are obligated to pay for health and dental coverage all year. Luckily, opting out is easy and can be done online.

Once you’ve opted out, you will be reimbursed within 4-6 weeks. The refund will be processed by the Macewan Fee office. All inquiries can be directed to After opting out you will not be charged again.

Opt out online now!

Opt Back In

You may only opt back in at the beginning of the next school year – or if you lose your alternative coverage. Remember, you have to opt back in within 30 days of losing your alternative coverage.

Opt back in now!

Benefits Card & Claims

Why print off a Benefits Card?

Well, you will only have to pay the co-pay portion of your claim at the time of service. That means you don’t have to front the cash for your coverage and wait for reimbursement, and you can use your money on your terms.

Print your BENEFITS CARD now!

If you do go to a clinic where the care card isn’t applicable, or if you’ve had an appointment prior to printing you benefits card, there are other ways to make a claim.

Insurance claims can be mailed in using the Health Claim Form or Dental Claim Form. Remember to include all receipts with the forms. Claims can also be made online.

Still Unclear?

Let’s be honest, insurance can be daunting. If you’re having trouble understanding the SAMU Health & Dental plan you can read more about it at or check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

You can also speak with the Benefit Plan Coordinator, Linda Cuglietta at the Benefit Plan Office in the SAMU Building, SA-109A, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or phone 780.497.4675.

You can also contact her via e-mail at