Opting-out of student health plans

Students are automatically enrolled in their post-secondary institution’s health plan, for example, UBC AMS/GSS Student Health Plan (UBC Vancouver) or UBCSUO Student Health Plan (UBC Okanagan).

Dependent children or spouse of UBC faculty and staff who are enrolled as a post-secondary student may opt-out of their respective Student Health Plan by showing proof of coverage through their parent’s (or spouse’s) UBC Benefits.

Similarly, UBC faculty and staff taking UBC undergraduate or graduate courses with their tuition waivers may opt-out of the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health Plan (UBC Vancouver) or UBCSUO Student Health Plan (UBC Okanagan) by showing proof of coverage of their UBC Benefits.

Dependent children or spouse

Eligible dependent children (up to the age of 25 and who are in full-time attendance in their program) or spouse who are covered under their parent’s (or spouse’s) UBC Extended Health and Dental Care plans and provide confirmation of this coverage may opt out of the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health plan (UBC Vancouver), UBCSUO Student Health Plan (UBC Okanagan) or other post-secondary institution’s health plan.

How to Opt Out:

The simplest and quickest way for your dependent child or spouse to opt-out of the Student Health Plan is for you to log on to the UBC Faculty and Staff Self-Service website and print off a copy of your 1) Extended Health, and 2) Dental Benefits Summary that lists your covered dependents. Scan the printed copies to a PDF document. Another option if you do not have a scanner is to do a print screen of the Summary and paste to a Word document.

Your dependent child or spouse can request to opt-out of the plan by visiting www.ihaveaplan.ca and uploading the document to the website (when prompted for proof of coverage).

UBC Faculty or Staff:

Staff and Faculty who are taking undergraduate or graduate courses and covered under the UBC Extended Health and Dental Care plans and provide confirmation of this coverage may opt out of the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health plan (UBC Vancouver) or the UBCSUO Student Health Plan (UBC Okanagan).

How to Opt Out:

The simplest and quickest way for you to opt-out of the Student Health Plan is to visit www.sunlife.ca/member and print your Sun Life coverage card. Scan a copy of the card to a PDF document.

If you have not set up your access to the Sun Life Plan Member website, another option is to log on to the UBC Faculty and Staff Self-Service website and print off a copy of your 1) Extended Health, and 2) Dental Benefits Summary. Scan the printed copies to a PDF document. Another option if you do not have a scanner is to do a print screen of the Summary and paste to a Word document.

To make a request to opt-out of the plan, visit www.ihaveaplan.ca and upload the document to the website (when prompted for proof of coverage).

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Payroll.

Disclaimer

The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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