The University of Manitoba Students Union (UMSU) Health & Dental Plan is a group benefit approved by students in a referendum in 2002. Since that time, the university has supported the administration of the plan and continues to do so. All students taking 6 credit hours or more for the Fall Term (excluding Distance Education and Off Campus courses) are automatically enrolled in the plan. The plan fee is $226.55 per year (for 12 months of coverage), though students may add their family (spouse and dependants) for an additional fee of $343.85. Students who have suitable alternate coverage may apply to UMSU to opt out of the plan. Details of the plan and opt-out deadlines are available online, at the UMSU Health and Dental Office in 110 University Centre or by calling 204-474-6666.
In an effort to provide information to the insurance provider that is both timely and accurate and to ensure that students have suitable coverage when needed, administration of the opt out process has been changed. If you have been approved by UMSU to opt out of the insurance plan, you are not required to include the premium amount in your fee payment to the university. Simply deduct the amount of the UMSU Health and Dental Insurance premium (see your Student Fee Account) from your term amount owing and pay the balance to the university. The UMSU Health and Dental premium amounts will be deducted from your Student Fee Account after the Fall Term revision deadline (September 17).
You may apply to opt out of UMSU Health and Dental insurance coverage online. See the UMSU website at http://www.umsu.ca/ for details.
Note: Band sponsored students will initially be assessed the UMSU Health & Dental Fee. The fee will be removed from your student account before invoices are sent to Band sponsors.