The UWSA, on behalf of its members, negotiates a health and dental plan for those students who are not already covered under their own or their parent’s benefit plans. This service is provided for students in order to reduce the costs of a benefit plan for students that are not already covered. In this way we use our collective strength in numbers to negotiate services students need to ensure a safe and healthy university experience. 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.
The plan will pay 80% of eligible drugs to a $1,000.00 maximum per Insured per policy year for:
- Most prescriptions drugs or medicines
- Insulin injectibles
- Diabetic Supplies
- Allergy serums
- Oral contraceptives
- Acne preparations
- Preventative vaccines , including hepatitis B
- Anti-smoking remedies
- Anti-obesity products
- Erectile dysfunction drugs
- Fertility drugs
- Over the counter products or medicines available without a prescription. Serums and vitamins are also ineligible unless injected and medically necessary.
Health Plan Reminders:
If you have any questions in regards to the GSS Health Care Plan, please call the Green Shield Customer Service Centre at 1-888-711-1119. You can view your plan booklet online.
Part-time university students can view the OPUS plan booklet online or call the Green Shield Customer Service Centre at 1-888-711-1119.