HEALTH PLAN LEVEL UP:
- +$100 for all paramedical maximums*
- Maximum of $400 per benefit year
- Includes acupuncture, chiropractor, naturopath, osteopath, podiatrist/chiropodist, physiotherapist*, registered massage therapist*, speech-language pathologist.
- $600 in psychologist & social worker coverage*
- Maximum $600 per benefit year.
DENTAL PLAN LEVEL UP:
- $200 increase in plan maximum*
- 80% coverage. Maximum $950 per benefit year*
* Only SAMU Member students who have paid their SAMU and Health and Dental fees are eligible for Health and Dental Benefits. FLEXible plan maximums will vary. Visit the myStudentPlan website for more information.
HEALTH & DENTAL
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COVERAGE, OPTING OUT OR BACK IN, AND FLEXING YOUR PLAN, VISIT THE MYSTUDENTPLAN WEBSITE.
All part-time and full-time students paying Students’ Association fees have Health & Dental coverage under the SAMU Health & Dental plan provided by Gallivan: Student Health & Wellness, unless you have opted out. Not sure if you’re eligible?
The cost for health and dental insurance is $416.24 per year. This annual fee is split into two equal payments of $208.12 for your convenience. The cost is included in your tuition.
Students now have access to a variety of digital options for accessing doctors.
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 Winter opt-out deadline for new students starting their studies this Winter term is January 31, 2023. Once you submit your opt out request, you will receive an automated email confirming your request has been received. Please keep this email for your records as its your only proof of opting out. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. After opting out you will not be charged again.
Fall 2023: September 29
Winter 2024: January 31 (New Students Only)
CLICK HERE TO OPT OUT
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 mystudentplan.ca or check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
STILL NOT GETTING YOUR ANSWER?
Benefit Plan Coordinator
SAMU Building, SA-109A,
On Campus: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TO START YOUR FREE MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT VISIT:
THE MYWELLNESS WEBSITE.
You can access different type of Mental Health Supports like: Video Counselling, Suicide Prevention, Crisis Lines, and more.
Mywellness is included in your Health and Dental fees and is a mental health support that you can access throughout the year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR LEGAL COVERAGE VISIT:
YOUR TOOLBOX ON THE MYLEGALPLAN WEBSITE.
Do you require legal assistance? With mylegalplan you can access online legal consultations, an online legal library, and $3,250 in legal support when you meet a lawyer.
OPT OUT DATE: THE WINTER DEADLINE FOR NEW STUDENTS STARTING THEIR STUDIES THIS WINTER TERM IS JANUARY 31, 2024.
The cost for legal coverage is $18.00/per member/per year (tax included) for the 2023-2024 year. The cost is included in your tuition.
The price is subject to change for future years but will be reviewed and assessed each year by SAMU.