Health & Dental Plan
AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan
The Plan & Pricing
The AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan was designed by students for students to take care of expenses not covered by basic health care plans, such as British Columbia’s Medical Services Plan (MSP), equivalent provincial health care plans, and private basic plans. The comprehensive Plan covers prescription drugs, dental care, psychologist visits, travel health coverage, vision care, and much more.
The total cost of the plan is $256.92 per student for 12 months of coverage from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. New students beginning in January 2019 pay $171.28 for coverage from January 1 to August 31, 2020.
All AMS and GSS members are automatically enrolled, including full-time and part-time students, international students, and those auditing a course. Certain exceptions exist so make sure you check your fee statement or contact studentcare.ca to confirm your coverage. If you are covered, the cost of the Plan is part of your student fees.
During the Change-of-Coverage Period at the beginning of each term you can choose to opt out, opt in (if you’re not automatically enrolled) or enroll your spouse and/or dependents in the Plan. If you start school in Term 1, the Change-of-Coverage Period is from Sept. 3 – 24, 2019. If you’re a new student starting in Term 2, the Change-of-Coverage Period is from Jan. 2 – 23, 2020.
If you’re covered by another plan (i.e. parent or spouse’s employee benefit plan) you can combine this plan with the AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan to maximize your overall coverage and eliminate out-of-pocket costs.
Health Plan Premium Assistance Fund
Partial or full reimbursement of the Health & Dental Plan fee is available on a needs basis from the AMS and GSS through the AMS/GSS Health Plan Premium Assistance Fund. The Term 1 fund application opens on Tuesday, September 4, 2019 at 12:01am, and closes on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4pm. Make sure your application is submitted and received in full before this time; partially-submitted applications will not be considered. Visit gss.ubc.ca/health from September 3, 2019, to access the application.
For more details on the AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan, including the claims forms, visit studentcare.ca or the Health & Dental Plan Office (NEST 3128). You can also check your personal claim information at pac.bluecross.ca. Our policy number is 43979 (health, travel, and dental), and your ID number is your student number.
If you’re an international student with questions about MSP or your equivalent private insurance, please contact International House for more information at 604-822-5021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.