The costs of living a healthy lifestyle are increasing every day. While some provincial health plans cover many major health costs, they may not cover items like antibiotics and physiotherapy, which can grow to be major expenses if a member becomes sick or needs a condition treated by a health professional. As with other forms of health care, dental care can become very expensive without insurance protection. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential, especially since more and more research is showing how problems with dental health can affect our overall state of health.
The University of Alberta health and dental plan provides protection that helps cover the costs of health and dental services and supplies not paid for under provincial plans.
The provision of benefit plans are subject to negotiations between the University and the Staff Associations as outlined in the Collective Agreements.