The Graduate Students’ Association offers full and part-time graduate students a comprehensive Health, Vision and Dental plan through Student VIP.
Powered by Student VIP and Medavie Blue Cross
- Policy #0091964000
- Download the Medavie Blue Cross Mobile App HERE to access your card, submit claims, view coverage and so much more.
- Download your Plan Card HERE or visit the GSA Office
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Full-time domestic, full time/part-time International and most full-time/part-time Co-op students are automatically charged for the Health and Dental plan in the Fall term. Students who begin their program in the Winter & Spring term, are not automatically charged for the plans, and must OPT-IN to access coverage (see below). You must check your Brock Tuition billing to determine if you have been billed for the plans. Early start students (July or Aug), are highly recommended to purchase private short-term insurance coverage for the period before their student plan begins on September 1st. Students on Leave of Absence are not eligible for the plans. All students must be under the age of 80 to be eligible for coverage.
Benefit Year: September 1 to August 31
Health and dental plan fees for 2020-2021
|SINGLE||FAMILY +1||FAMILY ++|
|FALL (1 year)||$498.75||$498.75||$997.50|
|WINTER (8 months)||$498.75||$498.75||$997.50|
|SPRING (4 months)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Family rates are in addition to the graduate student single rate for the primary insured.
Deadline is September 30 for fall term
Students with proof of comparable Canadian alternate health & dental coverage (self, spouse, parents) may opt-out of the plan. The GSA will not directly reimburse graduate students; their Brock accounts will be credited. To opt-out online go to the Student VIP site. The September 30th deadline is firm. UHIP is not considered alternate coverage. The opt-out is effective for the full year, no opt-ins are allowed.
September 1 to September 30 for fall term
January 1 to January 31 for new winter term starts
Online only — For new full-time, part-time students and new students who want to add family. Students who begin their program in the Winter & Spring term, are not automatically charged for the plans, and must OPT-IN to access coverage. To opt-in online, using a credit card or Visa debit, go to the Student VIP site. Always check your Brock tuition billing to determine if you have been assessed the Health and Dental fee.
In order to submit claims at the pharmacy and the dentist, you will need a GSA Plan Card. You can print your personalized GSA Health and Dental Plan Benefit Card at download one here.
Drug Plan Options
To obtain reduced costs for your prescription drugs on the GSA health plan, you have two options available to you. One is a physical pharmacy located on campus and the other is a virtual pharmacy for students not located near campus.
Campus Pharmacy – https://www.facebook.com/brockcampuspharmacy
Direct2U Virtual Pharmacy – https://studentvip.ca/frmPage.aspx?school_page_id=84dacc9f-1f77-4de9-8ff3-85deebee922c
Health Services Clinic
There is a full service health clinic on campus, available to all students, even if you opt out of the GSA health plan. It is located in Harrison Hall and offers a walk-in clinic, as well as by appointment – see their website for more details.