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Supplemental Health

All benefits payable through the Student Plan are based on reasonable and customary charges.

Your plan covers of 80% for licensed ground ambulance or emergency air service that transports the patient 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.

Student benefits are payable after any Provincial Health Care benefits have been exhausted. This plan does not cover user fees. Student specific rates are available for some of the indicated services, information can be found in Select Savings. Practitioners must be registered and licensed in their field of practice.

The services of the following practitioners are covered at 80% for $25/visit to a maximum of $400 per practitioner, per benefit year.
• chiropractor, including one x-ray examination per benefit year
• naturopath
• physiotherapist*
• speech therapist*
• registered massage therapist*

The services of the following practitioners are covered at 80% to an overall plan maximum of $500 per benefit year.
• psychologist
• social worker

*physician’s prescription/referral required for indicated services

Mental Health Practitioners
The services of the following mental health practitioners are covered at 80%, to an overall plan maximum of $500 per benefit year.
• Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
• Registered Psychologist (RPsych)
• Registered Social Worker (RSW)
• Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW)
• Registered member of British Columbia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (BCAMFT)
• Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

For Online Video Counselling you can submit your receipts online or with our paper form for reimbursement.

Medical Services & Supplies
It is recommended that an application for pre-approval be submitted to the insurer for any item that would be claimed under the Medical Services & Supplies benefit.

Medical Equipment
Your plan covers 80% of reasonable and customary charges for eligible equipment when prescribed by a physician. Eligible durable equipment includes, but is not limited to, items such as:
• wheel chairs
• wheel chair repairs
• walkers
• hospital beds
• traction kits

Braces, Crutches, Splints, Trusses
Your plan covers 80% of reasonable and customary charges when prescribed by a physician and are not solely for athletic use for braces, crutches, splints, and trusses.

Your plan covers 80% of reasonable and customary charges when prescribed by a physician for artificial limbs or other prosthetic appliances.

Your plan covers 80% up to a maximum of $150 per foot, per benefit year for custom-made orthopaedic shoes and/or orthotics, repairs and modifications when required for the correction of deformity of the bones and muscles. Provided the orthopaedics are not solely for athletic use and are prescribed by a physician, podiatrist, chiropodist, or chiropractor.

*IMPORTANT It is strongly recommended that a pre-determination/estimate be submitted to Great-West Life to ensure that the guidelines set out by Great-West Life for the payment of Orthopaedics are met and to confirm that your claim would be eligible.

Dental Accident
IMPORTANT! Dental Accident Pre-determination: An estimate for all dental accident services MUST be submitted to the health plan insurer. If you go ahead with treatment without a pre-determination being approved, you are doing so at the risk of the expenses being yours.

The plan covers 80% of the cost of 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 the accident. If a dental accident occurs, the health plan’s dental accident provision will pay benefits before the dental plan.

Treatment must be completed within 12 months of the impact. If treatment is scheduled to occur more than 90 days after the impact, a treatment plan must be submitted to the insurer before the end of the 90 day period.

Select Health Savings
To enhance your existing coverage, select providers have agreed to help students by providing savings on certain plan eligible services. You must present your myBenefits Card at each visit. For further information on participating providers check out the Select Savings tab.

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