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Opt-Out

Students voted on a referendum in order to have Health and Dental coverage automatically provided to all students taking 18 units or more. Only if you have extended external coverage, you may opt-out and be reimbursed the fees.

If you are covered by another health or dental plan, but you are not covered 100%, you may utilize your MSU Health and Dental plan coverage and combine it with your current plan. You can find the full details of the plan by following the links HERE. Look into your benefits and compare the two plans before you opt-out, as the MSU plans may provide some coverage options that are not currently available to you.

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Opt-Out Conditions:

This opt-out is for undergraduate students taking 18 units or more, and MBA students.

There are NO exceptions to the opt-out deadline.

OHIP and OHIP+ is not considered to be extended coverage.

Varsity athletes may not opt-out of the Health plan. Please contact Athletics and Recreation for more information.

Graduate students, excluding MBA students, please visit the GSA website for more information about your opt-out.

If you opt-out of the plans, you may still visit the Student Wellness Centre and are able to access their services.

You will be asked to provide the following information on the form in order to opt-out:

  • student name
  • student number
  • birthdate
  • mailing address
  • plan information (policy/group number, provider, and primary subscriber)
  • student banking information (if you choose for the refund to be directly deposited)