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Student Health & Wellness!mystudentplan is a benefits plan for students and can provide coverage for prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, mental health counseling, and more. The plan is designed to supplement provincial health insurance and provide additional access to medical services.

 

Plan Details

The Student Plan covers prescription drugs, vision, dental care, paramedical practitioners, ambulance, and medical equipment & supplies, among others.

Extended Health Coverage

Your extended health coverage runs for as long as you remain an enrolled and eligible student at BCIT. For more information about enrollment and eligibility, please visit the Plan Enrollment section.

Plan Leaflet

Get a summary of eligible expenses and maximum reimbursements of your Health and Dental Plan.

Plan Card

Your Plan Card allows you direct billing with pharmacies and dental offices.

Select Savings

Get a student discount and save money on certain eligible services by visiting one of our members.

The following is the coverage for your Health Plan:

Health Benefits Coverage
Prescription Drugs 80%

Maximum of $3,000 per benefit year. The maximum amount payable to an eligible brand name drug will be limited to the lowest priced item in the appropriate generic category.

Advise your doctor and pharmacist that you are on the BC Provincial Formulary.

Drug Exception Process

In the event that the drugs covered are not effective in treating your condition, or a drug that is effective is not covered, an exception process is in place. Download and complete the Drug Exception Form.

Prescription Search Tool

Please use our Prescription Drug Search Tool to find out if your medication is covered by the plan.

Vision -
  • $60 for one eye examination. The exam must be by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
  • $150 for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

The vision coverage is every 24 months from the initial date of service based on reasonable and customary charges.

Paramedical Practitioners 80%

Student benefits are payable after any Provincial Health Care benefits have been exhausted. This plan does not cover user fees.

The services of the following practitioners are covered to a maximum of $400 based on reasonable and customary charges, per practitioner, per benefit year.

Practitioners must be registered and licensed in their field of practice.

Psychologist, Social Worker or Registered Clinical Counselor 80%

Maximum $400 based on reasonable and customary charge per benefit year.

Medical Equipment & Supplies 80%

The plan covers reasonable and customary charges for eligible equipment when prescribed by a physician, podiatrist, chiropodist, or chiropractor.

Prescription and pre-authorization may be required. Not solely for athletic use.

Ambulance 80%

To a maximum of $250 per occurrence. This coverage is applied after the provincial deduction.

The plan covers a licensed ground ambulance or emergency air service that transports the patient (student) to the nearest hospital equipped to provide the required treatment when the physical condition of the patient prevents the use of another means of transportation.

If the patient requires the services of a registered nurse during the flight, the services and return airfare for a registered nurse are covered.

Private Duty Nursing 80%

services of a Registered Nurse (R.N.), Registered Nursing Assistant (R.N.A.), Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.), or Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.). Maximum of $10.000 per benefit year. When provided in the patient's home. To qualify as an eligible expense the patient's treatment must require the level of expertise of one of them.

Prescription and pre-authorization may be required.

Out of the province Referral 80%

The following hospital and medical services provided in Canada or the United States which are not offered in the province of residence and are performed following written referral by the attending physician in the patient's province of residence are covered by the plan to a maximum of $10,000 per lifetime:

  • Hospital room and board at ward rate
  • Hospital services and supplies
  • Diagnosis and treatment by physicians

The physician must give full details of the treatment and must be approved by the insurer in advance. You must apply and provide the insurer with a statement from your provincial health plan that describes what it will cover.

Emergency Travel Assistance - Emergency Out of Province Medical and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage 100%

Provides coverage of up to a maximum of $5 million per insured person per coverage period for certain expenses incurred as a result of an emergency while travelling on trips that originated from your Canadian province or territory of residence. It is important to remind you that this coverage is not available in the province where you attend the school or in your country of origin. Your coverage period is 180 days per trip. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions provided in the Benefits Booklet.

This insurance product is underwritten by AIG Insurance Company of Canada. If you are travelling, download the Travel Medical Assistance Card.

Policy Number: SRG 9429057

Classes of Eligible Persons:

A Class of Eligible Participants who are individuals:

  • who are covered by a Government Health Insurance Plan (GHIP) of a Canadian province or territory or equivalent;
  • who are under the age of seventy (70);
  • who are members of one (1) of the following classes of Participants:
    • Class I: Domestic Undergraduate Students; and
    • Class II: Foreign Undergraduate Students

Spouse and Dependent Children of a person within a Class of Eligible Participants who are covered by a Government Health Insurance Plan (GHIP) of a Canadian province or territory or equivalent, are eligible if additional family health coverage was purchased for the current benefit period.

Other Insurance -

The student plan also offers the following complementary insurances:

These insurances are only applicable to the Student. Family members added to the plan are not eligible.

Limitations and Exclusions to Health Benefits

An exclusion is a condition or instance that is not covered by the Health Plan. it's important to review and understand exclusions to the plan before using your benefits.

Dental Coverage

Your dental coverage runs for as long as you remain an enrolled and eligible student at BCIT. For more information about enrollment and eligibility, please visit the Plan Enrollment section.

Plan Leaflet

Get a summary of eligible expenses and maximum reimbursements of your Health and Dental Plan.

Plan Card

Your Plan Card allows you direct billing with pharmacies and dental offices.

Select Savings

Get a student discount and save money on certain eligible services by visiting one of our members.

The following is the coverage for your Dental Plan:

The Dental Plan covers up a maximum of $750 per benefit year. Please submit an estimate/pre-authorization prior to any dental treatment plan exceeding $500.

Dental Benefits Coverage
Diagnostic & Preventative 80%
  • 1 recall examination per benefit year.
  • Initial or complete examination, once per dentist in a lifetime.
  • Complete series of x-rays
    Maximum 16 films including bitewings in any period of 36 months. Not eligible for dependants under 12 and periapical.
  • Bitewings
    Maximum 4 films per benefit year.
  • Panoramic
    1 in any period of 36 months.
  • Scaling
    2 units per benefit year.
  • Polishing
    1 unit per benefit year.
  • Oral hygiene instruction
    1 treatment per lifetime.
  • Fluoride
    Under 19 years of age, 2 treatments per benefit year.
  • Pit and fissure sealants
    Under 19 years of age, 1 per molar in any period of 36 months.
  • Space maintainers and maintenance
    Under 15 years of age, 1 per space per benefit year.
  • Anaesthesia
    Eligible when done in conjunction with a covered dental procedure.
Minor Restorative 70%
  • Space maintainers and maintenance
    Under 15 years of age.
  • Amalgam and tooth coloured fillings
    1 per tooth in any period of 24 months.
  • Stainless steel and plastic full coverage restorations
    Under 15 years of age, 1 per tooth in any period of 36 months.
  • Denture adjustments and repairs.
  • Relining, rebasing and tissue conditioning
    One treatment in any period of 36 months.
  • Re-cementation of existing restorations.
Extractions 50%
  • Extractions
    Maximum 2 wisdom teeth per benefit year.
Endodontic, Periodontic and Other Oral Surgery 15%
  • Root canal therapy
  • Occlusal equilibration
    Maximum 4 units per benefit year.
  • periodontal appliances
    Maximum 1 appliance per arch in any period of 24 months.
  • periodontal appliance repairs, maintenance and adjustments
    Maximum 4 adjustments per benefit year.
  • other oral surgical services
  • additional scaling and/or root planing
    Maximum of 2 units per benefit year.
Major Restorative 15%
  • Crowns
  • Bridges

Replacement of an existing crown or bridge is an eligible expense if the replacement is required to replace an existing crown or bridge, which was installed 5 years before the replacement.

Dental Accident 80%

Limited to $1000 per accident. The plan covers the services of a dental surgeon, limited to the fees provided in the current General Practitioners fee guide, including dental prosthesis, required for the treatment of a fractured jaw or accidental injuries to natural teeth or jaw if caused by external, violent and accidental means.

Services must be performed within 12 months of accident. If treatment is scheduled to occur more that 90 days after the impact, a treatment plan must be submitted before the end of the 90-day period.

Pre-authorization required. An estimate for all dental accident services MUST be submitted to Canada Life. If you go ahead with treatment without a pre-determination being approved, you are doing so at the risk of the expenses being yours.

This coverage is under the Health Plan. You must be enrolled in the Health Plan to claim the dental accident.

Payment of dental benefits is based on the General Practitioners Dental Association suggested fee guide or the Insurance Reimbursement Rate set by the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA) when a fee guide is not available. For services provided by a dental specialist, payment is based upon the General Practitioners Dental Association suggested fee guide.

Alternate Benefit - When there are two or more courses of treatment available to adequately correct a dental condition, reimbursement may be based on the cost of the least expensive treatment, which provides adequate care to the Insured.

Limitations and Exclusions to Dental Benefits

An exclusion is a condition or instance that is not covered by the Dental Plan. It's important to review and understand exclusions to the plan before using your benefits.

BCITSA Benefits Plan Office

Email: healthplan@bcitsa.ca
Phone: 604-456-8056
Address: Student Association Centre
Building(SE2), 2nd Floor, Room #286
3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

General Inquiries Line

Monday to Friday from 5:00am to 4:00pm PST

Phone: 1-877-746-5566 Ext. 7249