Individual Opt Out
YOU MUST OPT OUT EACH SEPTEMBER, SUBSEQUENT SEMESTERS (WINTER & SPRING) WILL CARRY OVER THAT LIST PER ACADEMIC YEAR. OPT OUT'S WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1ST.
We are not longer accepting any paper opt-out forms as we have now transitioned to a streamlined online system.
Online Opt-out Steps: WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PAPER OPT OUT FORMS, ONLINE OPT OUT ONLY!
In order to opt out click here.
From the drop-down menu select “Graduate Students’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (GSU)”. PLEASE SELECT GRADUATE STUDENT UNION. Incorrectly selecting the MUNSU Health and Dental Plan will not opt you out of the GSU Health and Dental plan and your charges will remain on your account.
Select “Opt-out” and follow through the steps. (You will be asked for your information, email, and alternative coverage information).
You will receive a confirmation code on the screen. This confirmation IS NOT AN APPROVAL IT IS ONLY LETTING YOU KNOW THAT THE INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
You will also receive a confirmation code to the email you provided.
IN ORDER TO OPT OUT YOU MUST HAVE ALTERNATIVE INSURANCE. PLEASE NOTE THAT MCP IS NOT AN ACCEPTED FORM OF ALTERNATIVE INSURANCE.
Eligibility: You must be a full-time registered MUN graduate student to be eligible for the GSU Health and Dental Plan(s). All full time graduate students (including international students that have opted out of the ISA Foreign Health insurance) are automatically added to the GSU Health and Dental Plan(s) UNLESS they submit an Opt OUT request before the Opt OUT deadline in a given semester. AS OUR PLAN IS SEMESTER BASED, IF YOU HAVE USED THE PLAN AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEMESTER YOUR FEES WILL NOT BE REVERSED!!!
If you need assistance or have any questions please contact
*** Documentation of existing coverage must clearly show your name, the name of the Insurance Company providing the coverage, the policy number and main benefits (i.e. health, dental, drug, etc) and coverage start date if required. Acceptable documentation is a certificate or letter from the insurance company, a copy of your insurance policy or the membership card of your current plan. The GSU reserves the right to request a letter from your Insurance Company in order to ensure your coverage is adequate. You must return the documentation by the opt-out deadline, to the Graduate Students’ Union in person, by fax or email in order to be opted out. ***
It is the students' responsibility to ensure that they have opted out correctly and provided adequate coverage in order for the opt-out process to be complete. Any errors or incomplete, false information provided may at the discretion of the GSU, void any opt-out application.