Information for International Students

As of September 2020, full-time international students (new and current students) will automatically be enrolled in the Guard Me Health Insurance plan through the Internationalization Office and will need to OPT OUT of the Guard Me Health and Dental coverage in order to switch to GSU’s Green Shield Canada plan.  To OPT OUT of the Guard Me coverage please use the form here: Guard Me OPT-OUT  between September 1 st and September 23 rd 2020 (for the Fall semester). Please visit IO Health Insurance page for more details.

After this opt-out confirmed, you will automatically be enrolled with the GSU’s Green Shield Canada plan. This plan is supplementary to the provincial coverage (MCP or the equivalent in other provinces) which needs to be confirmed. If you wish to OPT OUT from GSC plan, you would need to submit the request through the GSU office during our OPT OUT period (between September 9th and October 1st) by submitting the form here: GSC OPT-OUT International students studying outside of Canada are not eligible for Green Shield Canada coverage. Please contact the IO for more details to your existing foreign health insurance.