Insurance Coverage

The ACCSA provides all eligible Assiniboine Community College students with a Health & Dental coverage plan through Student VIP and Medavie Blue Cross. It is a very substantial plan that provides prescription drug coverage, dental, and vision, among other benefits. Click here for more information about your plan: https://studentvip.ca/accsa 

If you have any questions about your Health & Dental coverage please contact us at our main office at 204-725-8710 , call or text to 204-441-1982, or email us accsa@assiniboine.net. You can also visit the Student VIP website directly and connect with their staff through the live chat function on their main page. 

Already have coverage and want to opt-out of this plan, or maybe you want to add your family members onto the plan? Please visit the Student VIP website for Opt-In and Opt-Out options. If you need assistance with opting in and out of the plan please connect with Student VIP directly through their Live Chat option on the website

Please Note: No student will be enrolled or opted out of the plan after the deadlines posted on the Student VIP Website. Exceptions will be made for students under exceptional circumstances only.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your ACCSA Health & Dental Plan?

Prescription drugs, extended health, dental, travel & accident coverage that fills the gaps in your primary health care. Built specifically for you by the Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association.

Who is covered?

Students enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits starting in the Fall term OR a minimum 15 credits starting in the Winter term.

Students that don’t meet these minimum credits in their studies can choose to opt themselves into the program during the opt-in/opt-out periods.

Please note there are eligibility exceptions. For more info or to opt-in family members please visit studentvip.ca/ACCSA.

How much does it cost?

Your Health & Dental Plan fee is automatically included in your tuition payments if you meet the requirements, which you can see on your MyACC account. It will show up as a $240 charge. If you don’t meet the requirements to be automatically enrolled, you can opt-in, and the rate stays the same at $240.

If you wish to enroll family members, your first family member will be an additional $240, and any additional family members on top of that will be an additional $120. The maximum amount that students will ever pay for the plan per year is $600 ($240 for yourself, and up to $360 for your family every year)

What if I already have covereage?

Great! You can opt-out during the designated opt-out period at studentvip.ca/ACCSA.

KEEP IN MIND:

If you choose to keep both place, you can actually combine both plans to get up to 100% coverage in some cases

Your alternative insurance may not be as comprehensive, or it may stop covering you if you are a part-time student over 21, or full-time over 25, so the ACCSA plan is great option for everybody.

Find more information at studentvip.ca/ACCSA

When can I Opt-in or Opt-out?

Fall Opt-In/Opt-Out: Typically runs for 30 days after the first day of classes in September. For exact dates every semester, please visit studentvip.ca/ACCSA.

Winter Opt-in/Opt-Out: Typically runs for 30 days after the first day of classes in January. For exact dates every semester, please visit studentvip.ca/ACCSA.

If you are an international student in a cohort that starts in a month other than September or January, you will be enrolled starting in the month your first class starts, and you will have 30 days from your first day of classes to Opt-In or Opt-out of your coverage. For these cases, please contact the ACCSA Office directly at accsa@assiniboine.net

 

Do we have Accident Coverage

The Students’ Association provides accident insurance coverage to any Assiniboine Community College student that pays Students’ Association fees. Students are covered while they’re on the school premises and while attending or participating in any school activity approved and supervised by the proper authority of the school or the ACCSA. If a student has an accident, it is their responsibility to file a claim immediately with the Students’ Association Office.