• You are automatically enrolled in the University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan (UAHIP)
• UAHIP costs $32 per month (effective September 1, 2016) for single students. The UAHIP fee is assessed per full term of which you are a registered student. It cannot be prorated when your length of study is shorter than one full term. The cost is added to your fee assessment.
• Normally for exchange and visiting students
• Participation in this plan is mandatory for students attending UAlberta for six weeks or more, who do not have/are not eligible for Alberta Health Care Insurance.
• Participation for your dependants (spouse or children) is optional at an additional cost. You must enrol your dependants within 30 days of your effective coverage date or their arrival in Alberta, whichever is later.
• Provides equivalent coverage to Alberta Health Care Insurance, plus coverage for:
• prescription medication
• ambulance service
• repatriation in the event of illness or death
• Coverage begins on the first day of the month in which you begin studies. If you arrive before that date, arrange traveler's health insurance to cover you for the interim.
• You may extend your UAHIP coverage for one to four months beyond the completion of your program of study, if you apply for an extension before the expiry date of your existing coverage.
• Download the UAHIP Brochure for plan details or Visit the International Services Centre for more information.
Exemption for students with Alberta Health Care: Students assessed the UAHIP fee who have Alberta Health Care Insurance must present proof of this coverage to the International Centre before the fee payment deadline in each term to be exempted from UAHIP. Coverage by any insurance plan other than Alberta Health Care (AHC) will not allow you to be exempted from UAHIP. If you have AHC coverage you may opt out of UAHIP. Visit the International Centre for more details.
Tip: Purchase travel health insurance so that you’re covered during your journey to Canada. You are not covered by Canadian health insurance providers until you either arrive in Canada or begin studies (see below for details).