UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance

Student Vip is your new health & dental provider

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.

  • The UWSA health and dental plan covers all full-time undergraduate students taking 4 or more credits
  • Students with coverage through a family member or employer may opt-out with proof of comparable coverage
  • The UWSA plan policy year is from September 1st to August 31st
  • The UWSA plan coverage includes prescription drugs, vision, dental, travel, practitioners (massage, chiropractor, physiotherapy, psychology/MSW, etc.), and more.

Opt-In Information

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 VIP 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:

  • Credit Card Information (if done online)
  • Number of Dependents
  • Dependent’s Full Name
  • Dependent’s Birthday
Health and Dental

Opt-out Information

Before you opt out, understand that:

  • You cannot opt back in under any circumstances until the next school year
  • You cannot use OHIP, GSHIP or ODSP/Trillium Benefits as proof of comparable coverage

Winter Opt-Out Period : January 3rd – January 31st, 2024.  

How will you get refunded? 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. 

Information needed to opt-out:

  • Full Name
  • Student ID number
  • Name of Insurance Company currently covered under / First Nations Name
  • Name of Employer the plan is provided by / First Nations Name
  • Group or Insurance policy number / Status Registry Number
  • Direct Deposit information (traditional opt-out only) / Status Registry Number
  • Proof of insurance card or letter from the insurance company

*Please note that if you missed the Fall opt-out you are not able to complete this opt-out


UWSA Office

519-253-3000 Ext. 3600


Fall/Regular Opt-out Period: September 1st, 2023– September 30th, 2023

Winter Opt-out Period: January 1st, 2024 – January 30th, 2024

Go to https://www.studentvip.ca/Default.aspx during the opt out period.