Health and Dental Coverage

The SOGS health plan includes coverage of prescription drugs, as well as basic dental care and vision coverage. Please visit ihaveaplan.cafor information about the SOGS Health and Dental Plan.

DISCLAIMER: Although we endeavour to ensure that the health plan information as presented here is as current and accurate as possible, errors do occasionally occur. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. Use the link above to access the most accurate information. SOGS and its extended health provider do not assume any liability for any inaccuracies that may be contained herein. More complete health plan information is available in the SOGS office.

SOGS Health Plan Opt In/Out Information

Opt-in and Opt-out deadline is the last business day of the first month of your enrolment term. If you still choose to opt-out and do so by the deadline you will receive a refund of the health plan premiums (excluding administration fees) you were billed on your tuition fee bill.

Opt-Out of the SOGS Health Coverage

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If you are already covered by another an extended health plan (this does not mean your provincial health care plan – e.g., UHIP or OHIP), then you may choose to opt-out of the SOGS plan.

You should know that your student health and dental plan includes benefits specially designed for student needs. You may find it to your advantage to remain enrolled in both this plan and your other extended health plan in order to increase your total coverage by coordinating the benefits of the two plans.

If you still choose to opt-out and do so by the deadline you will receive a refund of the health plan premiums you have been billed on your tuition fee bill.

  • If you are enrolled in September, you can opt-out from September 1 – 30.
  • If you are first enrolled in January, you can opt-out from January 1 – 31.
  • If you are first enrolled in May, you can opt-out from May 1 – 31.

Family Members

Full-time graduate students can enroll a spouse or partner, of either the same or opposite sex, who is publicly represented as a “spouse” and any children under 21 years of age (25 if they are still attending school). The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment (cash or cheque only) by the deadline.

Full-time Students with Family

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Full-time graduate students can enroll a spouse or partner, of either the same or opposite sex, who is publicly represented as a “spouse” and any children under 21 years of age (25 if they are still attending school). The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment by the deadline indicated on the form. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, or e-transfer to sogs.accounting@uwo.ca.

Full-time Students – Non-Residential (Education)

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As per the request of the non-residential students, SOGS has agreed to exclude these students from the health plan. The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment by the deadline indicated on the form. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, or e-transfer to sogs.accounting@uwo.ca.

Part-time Students

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Part-time graduate students are not included in the SOGS health plan but are eligible to opt-in. The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment by the deadline indicated on the form. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, or e-transfer to sogs.accounting@uwo.ca.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Post-doctoral fellows are also eligible to opt-into the SOGS health plan but must provide proof validating status on campus. The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment by the deadline indicated on the form. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, or e-transfer to sogs.accounting@uwo.ca.

A new post-doc can opt into the plan at anytime during the first two months of their contract. They must submit an opt-in form that is signed by their supervisor and present the relevant portion of their contract, with payment to the SOGS office. The plan is then valid until August 31 of the year.

A continuing contract post-doc must apply to opt-in by the last business day of September.

Exchange and Visiting Graduate Students

Exchange and visiting students at UWO are not eligible for the SOGS health plan.