Please note: The following information is about the UVSS Health & Dental Plan, which is for the undergraduate plan only and does not apply to graduate students. For details on the graduate student plan, please see the UVic Graduate Students’ Society website.
Change of Coverage: Opting-Out or Opting-Down
During the Change of Coverage period, you can choose a different level of coverage, mix and match portions of the Enhanced Care and Basic Care Plans, or opt out of the health portion, the dental portion, or the Plan in its entirety.
These changes can only be made during the Change-of-Coverage Period: August 24 – September 22, 2020 (for fall term), and December 22, 2020 – January 22, 2021 (for spring term).
- Opting out: If you have alternative extended health and dental coverage you can opt-out of the Plan in its entirety (or opt out the health portion or the dental portion).
- Opting down: You can opt down to the Basic Care Plan, a lower level of coverage at a lower price, with no proof of coverage required.
- You must opt out each academic year! Only new students who start their studies in January can change their coverage or opt out in January.Opt outs are valid for the whole policy year, from Sept. 1, 2020 – Aug. 31, 2021. If you return as an eligible student in September 2021, you’ll be automatically re-enrolled in the UVSS Health & Dental Plan. Should you wish to opt out again next year, you must renew the opt out directly online, but you won’t have to re-submit your proof of other coverage.
Opting out happens entirely online through the Studentcare website directly.