UMSU Health & Dental Insurance through Green Shield
Services Coordinator: Sharilyn Finley Phone: (204) 474-6748Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Full-time graduate students are automatically members of the UMSU Health and Dental plan, and are assessed the fee on their tuition fee statements in the fall term or upon registration into their graduate program. Part-time graduate students are not automatically assessed the fees, however they are eligible to opt-in to the plan directly through the UMSU Health & Dental office. Students already covered by a health and/or dental plan through a private plan (i.e. employer, spouse or parent) can opt-out of the plan. Students may also coordinate existing benefits with the UMSU plan and/or enroll a spouse or dependant(s) for an additional fee.Member Information/Green Shield Customer ServiceCoverage period for the 2010/2011 Health & Dental Plan will be from September 1, 2010– August 31, 2011. Once accounts are active in the Green Shield system claims for services can be made to Green Shield Canada. Forms can be accessed through a link from UMSU or picked up at the Health & Dental Office at 110 University Centre.Questions about your personal claims should be directed to Green Shield’s customer service centre at 1-888-711-1119 or email email@example.com. Student’s can also sign up for Green Shield Canada Student Centre Online Services at www.greenshield.ca. This site provides information on personal benefit plans: download and print claim forms, view benefits details, find information on discount dental & vision providers and find answers to general plan information.Green Shield ID Cards can be picked up at the UMSU Health & Dental Plan Office (110 University Centre) or at the Answers@Bannatyne information booth in Brodie Centre. Your individual ID number is always UMS – “your seven digit student number” – 00.Opting-Out (Waiving Entitlement to Participation)Graduate Students who are automatically assessed the fees on their tuition but are already covered by a health and/or dental plan through a private plan (i.e. employer, spouse, parents) are able to opt-out of the plan though an online opt-out process.Online Opt-Out Forms are available at UMSU. The opt-out deadline for the Fall Term is September 22, 2010. (The online opt-out will be up and running on July 6, 2010.)
Adding Family Coverage
Students eligible for the plan are also eligible to add Family Coverage. You must make written application at the Health Plan office in order for your spouse and/or dependent(s) to be covered and you must pay the additional dependent coverage fee, to the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. Deadline to add Family coverage is October 15, 2010 and the fee is $384.05 for Health & Dental Coverage. ($109.95 Health and $274.10 Dental) You can add family coverage starting August 15, 2010.
IMPORTANT - Late Registration (Graduate Students)
UMSU understands the fact that a number of Graduate Students will not be registered prior to the September 22nd deadline. We have worked to create a process where if a grad student is a late registrant and is assessed the Health & Dental fees on their tuition, the University of Manitoba Registrar’s Office will notify the UMSU Health & Dental office. They will also notify the student of their option to opt-out of the plan if they have alternate Health & Dental Coverage. The student will have 10 business days from their date of registration to file an opt-out with the UMSU Health & Dental Office. If the student wishes to be a part of the plan and does not opt-out they will then be activated in the Green Shield system are required to pay the Health & Dental Fee.
Benefits include:• Dental Benefits• Prescription Drug Coverage (80%)• Chiropractor• Naturopath• Massage Therapy• Physiotherapy & Athletic Therapy• Occupational Therapy• Ambulance Transportation• Accidental Dental• Eye Exam Coverage and Vision Coverage• Emergency Travel Medical Insurance Benefits• and more…For more detailed information about benefits visit Benefit Booklet