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Health and Dental

SAGPRC strives to provide a great extended insurance plan to it's students. We work hard to help our students with submitting claims, opting out, or adding dependents. Email sacommunications@gprc.ab.ca with questions or for support with the Health and Dental Plans.  

About the Health & Dental Plans

If you are enrolled at GPRC, and meet the eligibility requirements, you are automatically opted in to the health and dental plan. SAGPRC’s health and dental plan offers students many benefits such as dental, vision and, prescription coverage along with tuition insurance. The fees are as follows:

Extended Health Plan Fee: $196.67 When enrolling in September. $137.89 When enrolling in January.

Dental Plan Fee: $189.53 When enrolling in September. $133.77 When enrolling in January.

Combined Health & Dental Fee: $386.20 When enrolling in September. $271.61 When enrolling in January.

Opting out of Health and/or Dental Plan

September Opt Out Deadline: September 9th, 2021 (Opens May 1st, 2021)  

January Opt Out Deadline: January 12th, 2022 (Opens November 1st, 2021)

In order to opt out, you MUST fill out the online waiver and supply comparable coverage information prior to the deadline. An example of comparable coverage would be benefits received from your employer or from a parent’s/spouse’s employer. Please note that Provincial Health Care coverage is not considered comparable coverage. Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions if you miss the deadline, so please make special note of the date if you plan on opting out. 

You will need to opt out each year if you choose not to be on the Health and Dental Plan. 

Once your opt out is approved, your GPRC Student Financial account will be credited.  If you have already paid the fee prior to opting out, please contact Student Services.

** If you have successfully opted out of coverage, you will receive a confirmation email, be sure to keep your confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email, you have NOT successfully opted out. Please email sa@gprc.ab.ca before the opt-out deadline if you are encountering problems opting out with the online waiver.**
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Health and Dental Plan?

A member of the Students’ Association of GPRC; Enrolled full time at GPRC; Under the age of 65; Residing in Canada; Covered under a provincial health care plan or equivalent.

Are International students eligible to be covered by the Health and Dental Plan?

International students must be covered by Alberta Health Care in order to access the benefits of the student benefit plan. Please contact Charlene MacIntyre, International Student Liaison for assistance or information regarding Alberta Health Care. cmacintyre@gprc.ab.ca

Why is the Health and Dental Plan mandatory?

For post-secondary students, any fee that is voted in by referendum follows the Post-Secondary Learning Act from the Government of Alberta. With a mandatory plan, the insurance risk is spread over a larger number of students, thereby lowering the cost per student, making the fee in a range that is affordable to students.

Is the plan the same as the Provincial Health Care?

No. The Health and Dental Plan is an extended health and dental plan, which supplements your existing provincial health care. It DOES NOT replace your provincial health care. Health and Dental Plan are payable after any provincial health care benefits have been exhausted.

Can I add my dependents to my Health and Dental Plan?

Any full time student on the student benefit plan may add their spouse (married, common-law or same sex relationships are accepted) or dependent children (under the age of 21 and solely dependent upon the member for support) to the plan, for an additional fee, before September 30, 2021 deadline. (For students enrolling in January, the deadline is January 31, 2022). Email sa@gprc.ab.ca to learn more about this process.

What dependents are eligible to be added to the Health and Dental Plan.

A spouse, or common-law partner, as your child.

Can students opt in to the Health and Dental Plan?

Under certain circumstances. Please email a detailed reason for wanting to opt in to sa@gprc.ab.ca The Executive Council will discuss the request to opt in, once they have you will be contacted.

Is there a cost to adding dependents to the Health and Dental Plan?

For students enrolling in September, the fee to add one dependent is $386.20 (one-time fee) for coverage from September 1st, 2021 – August 31st, 2022 inclusive. Each additional dependent is $200.00 (one-time fee) for coverage from September 1st, 2021 – August 31, 2022, inclusive. For students enrolling in January, the fee to add one dependent is $386.20 (same as full year) for coverage from January 1st, 2021 – August 31st, 2021 inclusive. Each additional dependent is $200.00 for coverage from January 1st, 2021 – August 31st, 2021 inclusive.

Where do I find my Health and Dental Card?

Log into your account at studentbenefits.ca, once you are logged in the card will be on the menu on the left. You can store your Health and Dental cards in your moblie wallet.

How long does it take to get money back from a submitted claim?

You can update your direct deposit information on studentbenefits.ca to recieve your money back right away. If you are choosing to wait for a cheque it can take a few weeks to recieve the cheque in the mail.