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Health Insurance

Information for All Students


Student at Klinic

Depending on your student type and the length of your studies at The University of Winnipeg, you will be covered by different health insurance plans.

Basic Coverage includes doctor's visits, hospitalization, medication at the hospital, X-rays, lab test, surgery and diagnostic tests. See below for important changes to basic coverage *

UWSA Extended Coverage includes prescription drugs, vision, dental professional services, massage, physiotherapy, repatriation. *

guard.me Basic and Extended Coverage includes prescription drugs, immunization, eye exams, emergency dental, emergency transportation, repatriation, accidental death and dismemberment. *

*Disclaimer: This coverage is subject to change without notice. Please contact the relevant department to know more about the full listing of benefits.

 

Are you...?

You are enrolled in - Manitoba Blue Cross (Basic and Emergency Coverage) + UWSA Greenshield Coverage (Extended Coverage). Please note that Manitoba Blue Cross and Greenshield coverage are mandatory for all international University of Winnipeg students. Students will not be able to opt out. Please see bottom of the page for rates and details.

Are you...?

  • Undergraduate/Graduate student
  • Full time/Part time
  • Studying for less than 6 months

You are enrolled in - guard.me (Basic and extended) Health Insurance.
 Please note that guard.me coverage is mandatory for all short term students studying at the University of Winnipeg. Students will not be able to opt-out. See bottom of the page for more details.

 

Are you...?

  • ELP student 
  • P.A.C.E student
  • UW Collegiate student

You are enrolled in guard.me (Basic and extended) Health Insurance.

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Fee and coverage details:

 

 

Manitoba Blue Cross (facilitated by StudentCare)

UWSA Greenshield

Guard.me

 

TYPE

Basic and emergency

Extended

Basic, emergency and extended

COST

$849.00/full year (September-August- charged in September). Students starting in Winter will be charged $566, or $283 if starting in Spring. Fee will increase if adding dependents (contact iirss@uwinnipeg.ca for details).

$296.28/full year (September-August- charged in September). Students starting in Winter will be charged $197.52, or $98.76 if starting in Spring. Fee will increase if adding dependents.

$1.65 per day, charged approximately 30 days prior to the start of your first term.

HOW TO APPLY

Not applicable, automatically charged

Not applicable, automatically charged

Not applicable, automatically charged

HEALTH CARD

Emailed to you automatically during your first month of study.

No card required. Your GreenShield ID is UWS-student#-00 (please contact health@theuwsa.ca for more information).

Pickup at IIRSS (475 Portage Ave). We will email you when your health card arrives.

WHAT IT COVERS

Doctor (general practitioner) visits, walk-in clinic or family doctors. Hospital services, x-rays, blood tests.

Prescription drugs, vision, dental, professional services (massage, physiotherapy, etc.), medical items and travel insurance.

Hospitalization, doctor visits, prescription drugs, dental, immunization, physiotherapy, emergency transportation, repatriation of deceased, air evacuation/return home, accidental death and dismemberment, etc.

CAN I OPT OUT

No, unless you can provide proof that you are covered under Manitoba Health (contact iirss@uwinnipeg.ca before the start of the term).

No.

No.

CAN I ADD FAMILY

Yes, go to www.misip.ca and click coverage-add dependants before the start of the term.

Yes, contact health@theuwsa.ca before the start of the term.

Yes, contact iirss@uwinnipeg.ca before the start of the term.

WHO DO I CONTACT

Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan

T: 204.788.6800

E: service@misip.ca

 

Or

 

International, Immigrant & Refugee Student Services (IIRSS)

T: 204.786.9469

E: iirss@uwinnipeg.ca 

 

UWSA Health Plan Coordinator
E: health@theuwsa.ca

T: 204.786.9992

W: theuwsa.ca/healthplan

0R04 (Bulman Students’ Centre)

International, Immigrant & Refugee Student Services (IIRSS)

 

T: 204.786.9469

E: iirss@uwinnipeg.ca

 

 

 

For information regarding on-campus medical and health services, please visit the website of Klinic Student Health Services