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 for coverage reasons. 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 or 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. To determine if you are enrolled in the Health and Dental plan, log into CAMLINK, and select FEE & PAYMENT DETAILS for the current semester. You may see a two-time charge for extended health and dental coverage. The total cost is 127$ per year for health, and 127$ per year for dental, which provide you with a great benefits for a very low cost.
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. This can be done up to 30 days after your program starts and occurs every year on that date. This is a critical element which you must understand! Opting out can only be done 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