Welcome Badgers! We are your Brock University Student Union, but you can call us BUSU.
We know your first year at university can be overwhelming, we are here to help you transition into university life as smoothly as possible.
Who is BUSU? BUSU is an organization representing, advocating, and enriching the university experience for all Brock undergraduate students. BUSU has long served the needs of students through impactful initiatives such as comprehensive access to healthcare benefits.
If you’re a new student to Brock University, you may not know that you have a comprehensive Health and Dental coverage thanks to StudentVIP Health and Dental Plan.
“The StudentVIP Health and Dental Plan is a vital component for all Brock students, providing the foundation they need for academic success,” said BUSU Vice-President, University Affairs, Carleigh Charlton. “Students can focus on their education without the worry of health care costs and have a sense of security knowing that their physical and mental health needs are taken care of.”
Student benefits include prescription drugs, health practitioner visits, dental, travel and accident coverage. Students can download the free Medavie Blue Cross app to access their benefits card and save money at pharmacies, dentists and practitioners, and to view their usage data and instantly submit claims. The app also allows students to sign up for direct deposit to have their claims reimbursement paid right to their bank account.
Check out our list of frequently asked health and dental insurance questions below and visit www.brockbusu.ca/healthplan for more.
Who is eligible for coverage?
Undergraduate student must be enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 undergraduate credits for the academic year which runs from September to April. There are special exceptions to this eligibility criteria – to inquire, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I already have coverage, can I opt-out of this coverage?
Yes, if you have comparable alternative coverage (provided by a private Canadian insurance company) you may be eligible to opt-out of the StudentVIP Health and Dental Plan during the appropriate opt-out period. You may opt-out between September 1 to September 30. Once you opt-out, you cannot opt back in during that policy year.
How do I opt-out?
During the opt out period of Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, an opt-out button will be available online at brockbusu.ca/healthplan. Students may opt-out at this time, you will need your current policy details ( certificate number and policy number) to opt-out. If you have additional questions regarding your choice to opt-out of your StudentVIP coverage, please email email@example.com.
What does the StudentVIP Health and Dental Benefits cover?
Your plan covers the following: Dental, Vision, Prescription Drugs, Accident Coverage, World-Wide Emergency Medical Travel Insurance, Extended Health Coverage including Chiropractor, Podiatrist, Chiropodist, Osteopath, Speech Therapist, Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker and Clinical Counsellor. A full break down of your coverage is available online.
Does my plan only cover me during the school year?
No! Your coverage is valid for the entire academic year, from Sept. 1 until Aug. 31 the following year. If you were eligible in September and are graduating, you are covered in your graduating year until August 31.
Is this plan available to International Students?
Yes! The StudentVIP Health and Dental plan is available to international students as well.
StudentVIP Health and Dental Coverage may vary based on your specific needs and credits while attending Brock University. For additional questions and concerns, or for more information about your StudentVIP Health and Dental Coverage email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Support and Services page on our website
Be sure to follow @BrockBUSU on Instagram for events and special announcements throughout the year!