According to Gallivan: International students can now claim for eligible health services received in their home country for the upcoming benefit year. Claims for services eligible under your Student Health & Dental Plan, made from a student’s home country, with a date of service during the benefit year are eligible for reimbursement. Travel benefits are excluded.
The benefits will be paid based on the existing insurance policy according to the terms of the contract with all reimbursements, maximums, physician requirements, fee guide, frequencies, policy details, etc. remaining in force. Claims can be submitted using a standard claim form once the student is back in Canada. If a student has registered for Groupnet with a Canadian bank account, they will be able to submit claims electronically from their home country. All claims will be paid in Canadian Funds.
New!! Update regarding Health and Dental coverage for International Students who are still studying in their home country. These students will continue to be part of the program and allowed to claim benefits until December 2022.
New!! New international students studying in their home country are now eligible to opt out of the plan without proof of coverage. Should they move to Canada to complete their studies, they can opt in within 30 days of their arrival in Canada with proof of their entry into Canada.
If you have questions about the new changes, please contact our plan administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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