Recently, a number of members have approached the Union over concerns that they have not been automatically (re-)enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for international students and dependents. This enrollment typically takes place in mid-August.
According to York International, automatic enrollment will NOT be taking place this year, “since many students are completing their programs remotely due to courses being online, [they] are only enrolling students under UHIP who are in Canada this Fall.”
International student members must complete the “International Student Information Form” in order to trigger the enrollment process.
Enrollment should take place within one week of submission of the above form and York International has said that coverage will be back-dated to September 1, 2020.
Regarding dependents (the International Student Information Form must be submit before dependents are added/renewed):
- If you need to renew coverage for dependents who were covered under your UHIP last year, you will need to submit the following application form to firstname.lastname@example.org with your student number in the subject line.
- If you need to add dependents to your UHIP coverage, you will need to submit the following to email@example.com with your student number in the subject line
- The UHIP Application Form: https://uhip.ca/Content/Assets/_Uploads/en_UHIP_AppForm.pdf
- “Your dependent’s work/study/visitor permit. If they does not have a permit, then please scan and send a copy of their passport page with the date of entry stamp and the front page of the passport.“