The UWSA, on behalf of its members, negotiates a health and dental plan for those students who are not already covered. This service is provided for students in order to reduce the costs of a benefit plan for students that are not already covered. The policy coverage ceases August 31st, of each year. Students have the opportunity to opt-out of the plan if they can show proof of alternate coverage.
*Please note that OHIP Equivalent and ODSP/ Trillium Benefits are not comparable plans and will not be accepted for opt-out.
Before you opt out, understand that:
Early Opt-out – Not applicable this year
Fall/Regular Opt-out – August 3rd – September 30th, 2022 – View Page. If you apply to opt out during this time, students are refunded VIA direct deposit into your bank account or cheque.
Winter Opt-out – January 1 – January 30th, 2023 – View Page. If you apply to opt out during this time, Students will be refunded VIA direct deposit or e-transfer into your bank account. Please note that this opt-out is for students starting classes in Winter semester. Please note that if you missed the Fall opt out you are not able to complete this opt out.
Information needed to opt-out:
Students may opt-in their spouse and/or dependent children so they have coverage on the UWSA health and/or dental plan for an additional fee. Opt-In requests must be done during the designated opt-in period on the Student Care website or the UWSA office.
The deadline to opt-in dependents is September 30th, 2022.
Eligible dependents include Spouse (common law or by marriage), and children (under 21 or under 25 if enrolled full time at an accredited school).
Information Needed to Opt-in:
Please refer to your group number and student ID number when calling.
519-253-3000 Ext. 3600