Health & Dental Plan

Extended Health & Dental Coverage


UTSC undergraduate students, who are enrolled in a minimum of 3 full courses in either the Fall or Winter session and have been assessed their sessional Scarborough Campus Students Union(SCSU) fees, are automatically enrolled in the SCSU Extended Health & Dental Plan.

The SCSU Health & Dental Plan was designed to provide full-time undergraduate students at UTSC with extended coverage for medical and dental services, including but not limited to expenses not covered by basic provincial health coverage such as prescription drugs, dental visits and eye exams.

To determine whether you have been assessed a sessional SCSU society fees as part of your overall compulsory non-academic fees, follow these steps:

Check your Financial Accounts on ROSI/Acorn

  • Locate all fees paid for this academic year’s Fall and Winter Sessions
  • Locate the fees labeled “SCSU Accidental & Prescription Drug” and “SCSU Dental Plan”


Coverage Period:

Fall 2019 Full Time Student: September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Winter 2020 Full Time Student: January 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020


Black Out Period:

This period applies to incoming new students who were not registered under this SCSU plan in previous session. During this period, the student will not be able to access the benefit coverage and submit claims for their services. Any Extended Health and Dental Services received during the blackout period can be submitted for claims after The Blackout Period, as long as the student remains a student at UTSC. The blackout period ends shortly after the Deadline to drop courses without academic penalty and have them removed from Transcript each semester.

Fall 2019 Blackout Period: Approximately September 1, 2019 – November 30, 2019

Winter 2020 Blackout Period: Approximately January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020


SCSU Extended Health & Dental Policy Information:

Full Name: (Student’s Full Legal Name)

GSC ID #: SCU (9 or 10 Student #) – 00

Company: Scarborough Campus Students’ Union

Coverage Provider: Green Shield Canada

Opt Out/ Opt In Period:

Incoming Student, Full Time Fall 2019: September 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

Incoming Student, Full Time Winter 2020 Only: January 1, 2020 – January 31, 2020


Opt Out Process:

UTSC undergraduate students who have alternative comparable Extended Health and Dental Coverage have the option to opt out of the SCSU Extended Health and Dental. The Student must provide proof of comparable coverage for both health and dental plan in one application to opt out of the SCSU Extended Health & Dental. The Opt out application must be completed on the correct website and within the student’s first eligible opt out period in order for the application to be reviewed.

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) or University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is not equivalent to the SCSU Extended Health and Dental Plan, as OHIP and UHIP does not cover prescription drugs, dental services, vision corrective lenses or travel. Therefore, OHIP and UHIP is not acceptable for opt out.

All applicants will receive a confirmation number upon application submission on the Green Shield Website. Applications are reviewed and processed for reimbursements. Only successful applicants will receive an email from the SCSU or Green Shield Canada, once a reimbursement cheque is available at the end of the semester. Successful opt out application emails or email confirmations from any other organizations or insurance providers will not be accepted.

Students are encouraged and responsible to complete their own applications. SCSU Extended Health & Dental Benefits, Claims, Opt In, Opt Out will not be discussed or disclosed to parent(s) or guardian(s), if the student is or above 18 years of age.

Opt In Process:

The Scarborough Campus Students’ Union full time students benefits plans are supplemental coverage to basic medicare, providing coverage for medical expenses not covered by provincial medicare, such as prescription drugs, dental care, vision and travel. The benefits provided to full time students can be extended to dependents such as a spouse(including same sex or common law partner and/or children, All dependent children must be under the age of 21, unless in a post-secondary school in full time studies then up to age 25. Dependents do not include your parents, brother or sisters.

Co-op students on work term during the school year or part time students registered with the Accessibility Centre can also opt in to the SCSU Health & Dental Plan. 

For questions, comments, and concerns: