Opting Out

OPTING OUT IF YOU ALREADY HAVE COVERAGE
You may opt-out of the Health benefits and receive a refund of the fees charged to you only if you are covered by another comparable plan. Anyone may request a refund of the Dental fees. You must apply during the periods below. You can only apply at the beginning of the first session you are enrolled in each academic year (e.g. If you start in January, you can apply in January, but if you start in September you can't apply in January). Complete an electronic opt-out form at www.studentplans.ca (scroll down to University of Toronto, then select University of Toronto Students' Union). The form is also available for download from our website or in our offices. You should receive a cheque in March. If you do not receive your cheque, contact the Health & Dental Plan Coordinator, Maria Galvez, at health@utsu.ca or (416) 978-4911 ext. 227. If leaving a message spell your name and give your student number.

DEADLINES/OPT-OUT PERIODS
2014 Fall session: August 25th, 2014 to October 3rd, 2014
2015 Winter session: January 5th, 2015 to January 30th, 2015 (January starts only)

Opting out is done online at www.studentplans.ca.

Important Note: You are required to provide proof of alternative coverage (e.g., the name of the insurer, and your policy number), under a plan other than OHIP or UHIP. Check the expiry date of your alternative coverage. Once you have left the plan(s), you may not rejoin until the following September. For exceptions contact the Health & Dental Plan Coordinator, Maria Galvez, at health@utsu.ca or (416) 978-4911 ext. 227. If leaving a message spell your name and give your student number.

We send opt-out refund cheques in March to the address on file with ROSI. Please ensure your address is up to date. Cheques that are not redeemed after fifteen (15) months from the date of being first issued will not be re-issued and shall be deemed forfeited by the payee.

Aboriginal Students: Many aboriginal students have coverage through Federal Government funding. Those who do may apply for an opt-out refund. See above.

International Students: Like domestic students, international students are covered by the SAC/U.T.S.U. plans. The plans pay for things not covered by your basic UHIP plan. Get your UHIP card and information at the International Student Centre, (416) 978-0290.
Contact: Maria Galvez, Health & Dental Plan Coordinator     | health@utsu.ca | 416-978-4911 ext. 227