Health and Dental Insurance info and opt-out deadline

September 10, 2018 at 09:00 am

Full-time McMaster undergraduate students (those taking 18 or more units) automatically receive coverage through the MSU Health and Dental Insurance plans. Beginning September 1 and continuing until August 31 each  year, the plans offer benefits ranging from vision care to oral examinations. Further details of the plan can be found here.

Students must have alternative health and/or dental coverage to be eligible to opt-out of the MSU plans.  Students who have existing coverage and wish to opt out of the MSU plans can do so during the opt-out period of September 1 to September 30. Click here for more information on opting out.

A recent change to the insurance plans is the added coverage for specific IUD (intrauterine device) brands at 80% up to a maximum of $300. Jaydess, Mirena, and Kyleena are the brands covered. Adding dependents is the same process as before, and can be done online at or in the accounting window inside the MSU Main Office, MUSC 201.

The MSU Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a voluntary benefit provided to all McMaster students, in addition to their parents and roommates. This free and confidential program includes psychological counselling and academic-life services. More details on the program can be found by clicking here.

Please note that there are no exceptions to the opt-out deadline of September 30.

For more information, contact:

Victoria Scott
Administrative Services Coordinator
(905) 525 9140 ext. 23251

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