Translink are looking for feedback on plans for a new Skytrain extension to UBC. Please take some time to give your opinions on the project and to help create the criteria to assess potential route and station location options.Open April 19 to May 14, 2021, ... See MoreSee Less
Join the GSS for this series of "Wellbeing" events, aimed at promoting some relaxation at the end of a busy term!🖌️ Let your inner artist free and paint some happy little trees with us to cap off the week! 🖌️ Grab some paints, a canvas, or whatever you have around, maybe treat yourself to some new supplies, and join VP Students, Sarah, as we follow along with a tutorial to paint an almighty landscape and maybe make some happy accidents along the way. - Attendees will get a partial reimbursement for painting supplies ($20 CAD)- Zoom details will be sent to attendees who RSVP, closer to the event. Note: please bring your own paints, canvas, paper, etc. if possible. Must attend event and submit copy of receipt to receive reimbursement. RSVP: gss.ubc.ca/event/gss-wellbeing-paint-night/... See MoreSee Less
Take a break from studying to flex your joke skills! Join the GSS for a round or two of Jackbox games and meet fellow students! 👾 🎮 *Make sure to RSVP your attendance to be sent the Zoom link where we'll chat alongside the game. *You do not need to own the game to play, but you will need to use a smartphone or computer with internet connection.RSVP: gss.ubc.ca/event/virtual-games-round-3-more-jackbox/... See MoreSee Less
Join the GSS for this series of "Wellbeing" events, aimed at promoting some relaxation at the end of a busy term!📓 Have you wondered what all that buzz around bullet journals is about? Never stuck with using a planner to the end? Too many post-its in your life? This is the event for you! 📓 GSS Admin Assistant, Victoria, is going to take you through the magical land of planners and show you what bullet journals are, and give you tips on how to use planners to get through your graduate studies and personal life! She's been using the bullet journal system for 10 years through two university programs, so she's ready to field your questions.Attendees will also be entered into a raffle for a prize pack of bullet journal supplies! Don't miss this! Zoom details will be sent to attendees who RSVP, closer to the event. Note: please bring a planner or some blank paper, some pens, pencils, markers, whatever you have to follow along! Must attend the event to be entered into the raffle. Prize will either be goods sent to the winner's address or a gift card to a suitable retailer, whichever is preferred.RSVP: gss.ubc.ca/event/gss-wellbeing-get-into-bullet-journals/... See MoreSee Less
The AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan provides extended health and dental coverage, specifically designed for students to cover expenses not covered by basic health care plans. This plan covers expenses such as prescription drugs, dental care, travel health coverage, vision care, and more.
To see the complete plan details, including claim forms and how to opt out or enroll your family, visit studentcare.ca.
All AMS and GSS members who pay AMS fees for the Health & Dental Plan are automatically enrolled, including full-time and part-time students, international students, and those auditing a course.
To verify if you are enrolled in the Health & Dental Plan, check your fee statement and look for the “AMS med/dent fee” line item. You can do this online through the Student Services Portal.
What if I already have health & dental coverage?
If you’re covered by another extended plan (i.e. parent or spouse’s employee plan), you can combine both plans to maximize your overall coverage and reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses.
You may also choose to opt out of the AMS/GSS Plan and have the fee reversed from your student account. All opt-outs must be completed within the Change-of-Coverage Period or within three weeks of your registration date, whichever is later. If it is your first time opting out, you will need to provide proof of other health and dental coverage. Visit studentcare.ca and follow the on-screen instructions for opting out.
Can I enroll my spouse or dependents?
Students have the option of enrolling their spouse or dependants by completing an enrolment process and paying an additional fee. Common law and same-sex couples are eligible. Visit studentcare.ca and follow the on-screen instructions for enrolments.
Students can opt out or enroll their family during the change-of-coverage period, which is in September or January each year.
See studentcare.ca for the exact dates by which you can change your coverage.
For current students and students starting in September: September change-of-coverage period applies
For new students starting in January: January change-of-coverage period applies
For the first 2 months of each term, the processing of new plan members’ claims is delayed. This is because StudentCare, the extended health and dental plan provider must first wait for complete enrollment lists after the change-of-coverage period.
Claims can be dropped off at the Health & Dental Plan Office, but they will not be processed until the Blackout Period ends. You may also hold your claims until this time.
Claims are your responsibility until they are received by the insurance company. Practitioners and pharmacists also can’t accept Pay Direct, or assignment of benefits during the Blackout Period.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (iMed)
If you are a new international student, see iMed which is the mandatory, basic health insurance program for international students.
BC MEDICAL SERVICES PLAN (MSP)
In order to claim health benefits under the AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan, you must already be covered by one of the following:
BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)
Other equivalent basic coverage, such as other provincial health care or private basic health insurance.
MSP is public health insurance and anyone residing in B.C. for longer than six months is required by law to enroll in it. Visit BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) for more information.