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Plan Enrollment

Want to know if you are eligible for the plan, your plan's start and end date, or how to use your plan?

Eligibility Criteria

The International Emergency Health Insurance Plan provides coverage in the event of an emergent medical occurrence for eligible international students enrolled in the English Language Learning Program at Bow Valley College, such as an injury, illness, or accident, minimizing the costs associated with effects of injury or ailments costs while studying in Canada. The coverage is comparable to doctor insured services such as visiting a medical clinic or hospital.

Eligible students will be insured through the mandatory International Emergency Health Insurance plan. The fees are part of the tuition when you are enrolled at Bow Valley College.

The International Emergency Health Insurance Plan is automatically added to students who meet all the following criteria:

  • You are an international student
  • You must be registered and accepted in the ELL - English Language Learning Program
  • You are under the age of 65

International Students enrolled in different programs are not eligible for this plan, this plan is only for international students enrolled in the ELL program.

Enrollment Confirmation

If you are not sure if you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit MyBVC.ca and log in using your account. If you see the International Emergency Plan Fee included in your tuition, you are covered by this Plan.

If you are unsure about whether or not you are eligible for the International Emergency Health Insurance Plan, please contact your Benefit Plan Office at bowvalleyplan@mystudentplan.ca prior to any applicable deadlines.

Plan Card

Eligible students enrolled in the International Emergency Health Insurance Plan will receive the plan card and the policy document by email. Students will receive this information to email address that they have registered with the Bow Valley College.

If you are eligible for the International Emergency Health Insurance Plan and have not received the welcome email, please contact your Benefit Plan Office at bowvalleyplan@mystudentplan.ca.

Opting Out

International students who are enrolled in the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) can submit an online Opt-Out application to waive the Emergency Health Insurance Plan by the applicable deadline. You must submit proof of your Alberta Health Coverage when completing the opt-out form.

Coverage Period

The coverage period is the length of time which your International Emergency Health Insurance policy is in effect. The International Emergency Health Insurance Plan provides coverage for the duration of your ELL term. During this period, eligible students can use their benefits according to the limit amount defined per service.

Effective Date

Eligible students will receive the coverage starting with the first day of the month their program begins. For example, if you are enrolled as an eligible student in the Winter term, and the official start date of your program is January 9th, the effective date of your plan is Janauary 1st.

Termination Date

The termination date of your benefits is the last day of the coverage period and it is the last day of the month when your ELL term ends. If you want to confirm the termination date of your plan, please contact your Benefit Plan Office at bowvalleyplan@mystudentplan.ca.

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

To be covered for insured health services in Alberta, you must be registered with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP).

You need to apply for coverage. Once your AHCIP application is received, it is reviewed to see if you are eligible.

  • Coverage begins once your application has been approved and you are registered.
  • Your personal health care card is mailed to you.

Any insured health services you receive and pay for before your application is processed may be reimbursed once you have your personal health care card. You will have to show eligibility for the period when you received the services.

There are no premiums or payments to be registered with the AHCIP.

Attending school in Alberta

If you are in Alberta temporarily to attend school full time and plan to return to your home province or territory after your studies, you must maintain your health insurance coverage with your home province or territory.

If you are a student from outside Canada, you may be eligible for AHCIP coverage.

Learn about health coverage for foreign students

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

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