Can I Opt Out?

Health & Dental Plan FAQ’s | Opt Out | Onsite Dental | MyWellness

 

Can I opt out of the plan?

The plan is a great deal for students, and you can co-ordinate your benefits with any existing policy you have to pay up to 100% for eligible products and services.

Although we encourage you to stay on the plan, you are able to ‘Opt Out’ on if:

You have comparable Health & Dental coverage under another policy

AND

You have applied to opt out within 30 days of your program start date at BCIT.

IMPORTANT – The 30 day deadline for opting out is non-negotiable so don’t be late! Any eligible student who fails to opt-out within this deadline will not be refunded the health plan fee assessed with tuition, and will be enrolled in the plan.

To Opt Out… you can submit an application online at www.mystudentplan.ca/bcit by finding the ‘waiver’ form under the ‘Opt-out/enroll’ banner.

You can also bring the form to the BCITSA Health & Dental office in SE2, along with proof of comparable coverage, to proceed with the ‘opt-out’.

Some Aboriginal Students may have comparable coverage from their First Nations band and/or sponsorship agency, and as such may be eligible to opt-out of the Student Health Plan. Be sure to provide all necessary documents before the 30 day opt-out deadline. Visit us at the SA Centre in SE2 for more information.

Important Information

ALL NEW STUDENTS have an 8 WEEK WAITING PERIOD before they can use their benefits card or send in any receipts to Great West Life (the carrier). However, you can use all of your services starting on the first day of the month of your start date. You will simply have to pay yourself and hang on to the receipts then submit your receipts after the waiting period.

Opt Out Information

IMPORTANT – The 30 day deadline for opting out is non-negotiable so don’t be late! Any eligible student who fails to opt-out within this deadline will not be refunded the health plan fee assessed with tuition, and will be enrolled in the plan.

To Opt Out… you can submit an application online at www.mystudentplan.ca/bcit by finding the ‘waiver’ form under the ‘Opt-out/enroll’ banner.

You can also bring the form to the BCITSA Health & Dental office in SE2, along with proof of comparable coverage, to proceed with the ‘opt-out’.