UHIP enrollment for international graduate student members

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.

LINK: https://yorkinternational.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=394296

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):