Graduate Student Health and Dental Plans

Welcome to your Student VIP Health and Dental Plan!

The UNB GSA Health & Dental plan is a service available to all full-time Graduate Students at UNB (Fredericton & St. John). This plan includes prescription, extended health, dental, and travel coverage, all for a low cost of $605 for the entire year. Please visit the Student VIP website at http://www.studentvip.ca/unbgsa/ for information on your coverage. You can also download your drug card, opt out, add family members, and view the services that accompany the plan.

The Fall opt-out period ends on September 30th, 2018. The Winter opt-out period ends on January 31st, 2019. Opt-out information from previous years does not carry over so remember to opt-out in time. Students may also add their family online through the Student VIP website.

The Policy periods are listed below, please note that the Saint John Policy year (for MBA students) runs October – September.

GSA Health and Dental Fees

Fall Term

Health And Dental

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Health And Dental 605 580 860 1150
Add Single Health and Dental N/A 605 605 605
Total 605 1185 1465 1465

Health Only

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Health Only 380 360 535 710
Add Single health N/A 380 380 380
Total 380 740 895 1090

Dental Only

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Dental Only 255 235 345 455
Add Single Dental N/A 255 255 255
Total 255 490 600 710

Winter Term

Health And Dental

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Health And Dental 490 460 680 910
Add Single Health and Dental N/A 490 490 490
Total 490 950 1170 1400

Health Only

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Health Only 295 280 410 540
Add Single health N/A  295  295  295
Total 295 575 705 835

Dental Only

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Dental Only 215 580 860 1150
Add Single Dental N/A 215 215 215
Total 215 415 505 595

Summer Term

Health And Dental

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Health And Dental 340 310 400 530
Add Single Health and Dental N/A 340 340 340
Total 340 650 740 870

Health Only

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Health Only 180 165 240 315
Add Single health N/A 180 180 180
Total 180 345 420 495

Dental Only

Plans Single Couple Family Family+
Dental Only 175 165 190 240
Add Single Dental N/A 175 175 175
Total 175 340 365 415

How to Opt Out

If you already have extended health and dental coverage, you are able to opt-out of the health and dental plan provided by the UNB GSA.

  1. Go to www.studentvip.ca/unbgsa
  2. Click Sign In/Register
  3. Register to Student VIP by filling out all required information
  4. Log In
  5. An Opt-Out link will appear in the blue menu on the right hand side, click it
  6. Fill out all required information and press submit
  7. You will receive an email in the account you have provided verifying your form has been submitted

Direct2U Prescriptions

Have your prescriptions delivered directly to the UNB GSA office, or to a location of your choice for free, the next business day with Direct2U Prescriptions.

This service is available for all UNB GSA students regardless of what health plan you are on.

You do not have to be on the UNBGSA plan to use this service!

Those on the UNB GSA plan will receive 100% coverage on generic drugs (versus 80% at a traditional pharmacy).

Provided by Alliance Pharmacy, Direct2U Prescriptions offers lower dispensing fees and ingredient costs on your medications plus free delivery to any location across Canada. The GSA has set up a special designated drop off location at the UNBGSA office for your convenience as you pass through campus. Pick up your medications at any time during office hours. Doing research for a few months or on winter break? Have your prescriptions rerouted to where YOU are. This service can be used even after graduation.

How to Sign Up:

New Prescriptions: At the doctors office, write your phone number on the prescription and ask the receptionist to fax your prescription to 1-877-835-8329. Alliance Pharmacy will contact you for your information. The pharmacist will provide a consultation on your medications, the same way you would at a traditional pharmacy, except over the phone.

Existing Prescriptions: Transfer your prescriptions easily by calling Alliance Pharmacy at 1-877-796-7979. You can also register online and submit your pharmacy information at https://www.studentvip.ca/unbgsa/vip_benefits/direct_2u_prescriptions/

Refills: You can sign up for refill reminders by phone, text, or email. Delivery notifications are also sent by email so you know when the package has been sent and delivered.

Privacy and Confidentiality: Your prescription comes packaged in a plain box with no markings. You can speak to a pharmacist over the phone, in the comfort of your own home, instead of in a busy store. All packages are stored in a locked cabinet behind a locked door for your safety. The staff at the UNB GSA office will require photo identification and a signature in order to release your prescriptions.

Please note, monitored medications are not eligible for Direct2U delivery, you can view your drugs eligibility here.

What are you waiting for! Sign up now Click here.

Announcements.

Yesterday, the final report of the President’s Taskforce and its recommendations were presented at the Senate meeting. The GSA took part in the president’s task force and presented the recommendations based on the survey of Graduate Student Funding. The GSA is appreciative that the report has been submitted for implementation and that the recommendations are a great start to fixing the funding situation for Graduate students at UNB….

Graduate Student Funding Taskforce Report

February 4th, 2019 marked the kick off start to our Provincial Lobby week.  Graduate Student Association is working closely with Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) to present the needs of NB students to members of Legislative Assembly in order to spark action. For more information, please check out the the following document:   CFS-NB-LobbyDoc-2019 (1)

GSA-NB Provincial Document

To all Full-time Graduate Students, Please Note: Part-time students are not eligible for coverage and need to take no further action.  If you started in the Fall term, 2018, you need take no further action.  This email is for Full-time students starting in January of 2019. ..

Winter term new students 2019- Full-time only- GSA Health & Dental opt-out link