BUSU Health & Dental
Please Note: The Opt-Out/In periods have ended. If you did not opt-out/in before the deadlines we will not be able to remove/add you from/to the plan.
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 Blue Cross Portal. Once you have registered, you will be able to start making claims and accessing direct billing.
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.
Information for 2016- 17 Plan
Just because classes are ending, doesn’t mean your coverage is!
A friendly reminder that your BUSU Health and Dental Plan is in effect until August 31, 2017! Coverage is in place across Canada, even if you return home for the summer.
*Reminder: You have until November 30th, 2018 to submit your claims for the 2016-17 plan year (they cannot be more than one year old)*
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 increase several 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.