Can I Opt-Out?
If you already have extended health and dental coverage through another service provider, and you are a full-time student, you can OPT-OUT from the CCSS Health & Dental program. You only need to opt-out once. You are able to opt-in to the plan at anytime during the year; however, you can only OPT-OUT within 30 days of the start of your program. This 30 day window occurs only once per year, when a student begins full-time studies at Camosun.
You MUST provide proof of alternative extended health and dental coverage to opt-out.
Do I need to Opt-Out?
Only full-time students qualify for the extended health and dental program. If you are eligible, you also only need to opt-out once. You can determine if you’re enrolled in the Health and Dental plan by logging into Camlink and selecting FEE & PAYMENT DETAILS for the current or or previous semesters within the past 12 months. You may see a two $131.00 charges for extended health & dental coverage, which will provide you with 1 year of health & dental coverage for a very low cost. There is a 60-day enrolment period for all new students to the plan in which you are covered but it’s not yet active at the insurance company. If you have any eligible expenses during the enrolment period, you can pay and then reimbursed by the insurance company.
If you are unsure if you need to opt-out, please contact us and we can check to see if you are on our plan. Our office hours are 9am – 4pm, Monday through Friday, at Lansdowne and Interurban.
How can I Opt-Out?
Please note the Opt-Out period occurs only once per year, and opt-outs can be only be accepted within 30 days of the start of your program or plan renewal. This is a critical element: opting in/out is only possible ONCE per year.
You can opt-out in person, or online. To opt-out, you will need to have alternative third-party health coverage, and provide proof of insurance. If you are unsure about the opt-out process, please visit our health and dental website, or contact your nearest Health and Dental officer at either campus.
You are required to upload documentation of your confirmation of comparable coverage. Confirmation of coverage must show the name of the insurance company providing coverage and the policy number. Acceptable forms of confirmation of coverage are:
- copy of a benefits card
- confirmation letter from the employer/insurance company
- a recent statement of claim
- web page print-out