Student Health & Dental Plan: 2021 - 2022 Updates

Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

On behalf of the Central Student Association, we are looking forward to the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. We hope everyone continues to remain safe and healthy over the coming academic year!

Contained in this post is very important information regarding your Student Health and Dental insurance Plans. Please read carefully and mark the dates down on your calendar and if necessary, contact a family member who may handle your alternative coverage. Please note, the Health Plan is a mandatory universal plan and as such does not provide an opt-out; the Dental Plan offers a one-time opt-out with proof of alternate coverage.

The Health and Dental Plans provide coverage to all undergraduate students at the University of Guelph and covers a variety of prescriptions and procedures.

→ For more information on the Student Health & Dental Plan, click here or visit the MyStudentPlan website.


2021 - 2022 Coverage

The benefit year begins September 1, 2021 and ends August 31, 2022. Even if you are not enrolled for summer classes, you will still be covered by the plan until August 31.

  • New Students: New eligible undergraduate students who start in September will be automatically enrolled in both the Health and Dental Plans by mid to late October (approximately 45 days from the start date of their program).
  • Returning Students: Returning eligible students are automatically enrolled in the Health and Dental Plans. However, if you successfully opted out of the Dental Plan last benefit year, your opt-out will carry forward and you will not be assessed the Dental Plan fee.

Please check out our calendar for important Health & Dental Plan dates and deadlines.


Important Dates

Dental Plan Opt-Out Deadline — September 30th, 2021:
If you are an eligible student and have comparable dental coverage, and have not opted out in the prior year, you may apply to opt-out of the Dental Plan. Opt-outs must be submitted in your entry semester of the current benefit year. The opt-out form MUST be submitted online, along with providing proof of comparable coverage on the MyStudentPlan website. Please note, if you opted-out of the Dental Plan last year, your opt-out will carry forward to this benefit year and you will NOT be required to opt-out again.

Dental Plan Opt-In Deadline — September 30th, 2021:
If you opted-out of the Dental Plan last year and wish to enrol back onto the plan as of September 1, 2021, you may submit an opt-in form and pay the applicable fee on the MyStudentPlan website.

Dental Plan Opt-In Deadline — September 30th, 2021:
Eligible Fall students may add family members to the Health and Dental Plans by submitting a family add-on form and paying the applicable fees on the MyStudentPlan website. Family coverage does NOT carry over from previous years and must be completed every year.

Claiming for International Students in Home Country — December 31st, 2021:
Claims for services eligible under your Student Health and Dental Plans, made from your home country, with a date of service prior to December 31, 2021, are eligible for reimbursement. For more information, click here.