Winter Opt-In Open:
For students who just registered in January, your opt-in period is from January 2nd-30th. You are able to opt-in online by clicking the link below, or visit us in the BUSU office located on the first floor of the Knowles-Douglas Centre (204)727-9660.
The Blackout Period has Ended:
The blackout period for the BUSU Health & Dental Plan has officially ended! Your next step is to register through the RWAM Portal that can be located by clicking the button below. Once you have registered, you will be able to start making claims and accessing direct billing.
Click the "Pharmacare" button below for an informational sheet that will help you apply for Pharmacare. Manitoba Pharmacare is a drug program offered to individuals who have a valid Manitoba Health Card. This program will work in conjunction with your BUSU Health Plan in order to bring you better savings and coverage for your prescription drug needs. You will need to apply for Pharmacare once you have accumulated $150.00 in drug claims as RWAM’s drug plan will not process any further claims until that is received. Good news… BUSU will help you do this and it’s a super easy form! If you already have Pharmacare, please give us a call and we’ll tell you how to proceed.
For assistance you can call the BUSU office at (204)727-9660 or stop by the BUSU office located on the first floor of the Knowles-Douglas Centre.
Please note: Those of you who only just opted into the plan over the past two weeks will have to wait another few days to be enrolled into the program.
Through the Health and Dental Plan, students at Brandon University enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of studies during the regular academic year or Graduate Studies, are automatically enrolled in the plan and shall have $250 charged to their student account. The plan covers you from September 1st, 2016 until August 31st, 2017. Students who have dependents or a spouse that they would like to include in the plan may do so by stopping by the BUSU Office or by visiting the VIP website by clicking "Your Plan Information" above. The deadline to opt-in others to your plan is October 24th, 2016 for the first semester, and January 30th, 2015 for the second semester.If you wish to opt-out of the Health and Dental Plan, the deadline is September 26th, 2016.
Why do we have a plan?
In 2008, Brandon University students voted overwhelmingly in favour of creating a Health and Dental Plan for students who do not have coverage otherwise.
Why Did We Change Providers for 2015/16?
During the 2014/2015 year, your BUSU Executive Members and Staff had meetings with alternative Health & Dental providers. These meetings took place after our previous Health & Dental brokers had designed a poor opt-out system and benefits were required to decrease again. After lengthy discussions surrounding what would be best for students, your council decided to sign with Student VIP (C&C Insurance). We are happy to inform you that Student VIP has been able to increaseseveral items in your benefits package, provide us with wonderful customer service, and still keep the plan at the low cost of $250.00. For more information on your new plan, please visit www.studentvip.ca/busu37 or call (204)727-9660.