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UHIP during COVID-19

Posted August 10, 2020 on behalf of the UHIP Office at the Centre for International Experience

Updated with FAQs August 25, 2020

Dis-enrolling from UHIP for students studying remotely updated January 14, 2021

International students new to U of T in 2020-21

You are automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Program (UHIP) starting August 10. Due to COVID-19 quarantine requirements, early coverage during the period August 10 – 31 is available free of charge. Fees for coverage during the regular academic year will be listed on ACORN, your student account.

You need to show your UHIP card and carry a UHIP Claim Form every time you use health care services, so print yours today. Register online at www.mysunlife.ca, print your card and carry it with you. Instructions on how to print your UHIP card are now available.

Dis-enrolling from UHIP for students studying remotely

International students who are studying remotely outside of Canada for the full winter term may apply to dis-enroll from UHIP for the winter 2021 semester. Winter dis-enrollment applications apply to the period January 1 to August 31, 2021. Please fill out this form to have your eligibility considered. The form is available from January 18 to February 28, 2021.

Students’ UHIP coverage and fees will be activated automatically again for September 1, 2021. For students enrolled in summer courses, UHIP coverage and fees will be activated automatically.

Students who dis-enroll but arrive in Canada prior to the end of the winter semester or during the summer months are required to contact the UHIP office immediately upon their arrival. UHIP coverage is mandatory for all international students and their dependent family members while they study in Canada. UHIP ensures you can access provincial health care in Canada (and until August 31, 2021 in other provinces) as an international student.

International students studying in another Canadian province:

International students studying outside Ontario, in another province within Canada, are ineligible for UHIP dis-enrolment. UHIP coverage for students studying remotely outside of Ontario, within Canada, remains to the same level as in Ontario. The UHIP reimbursement rate is similar to OHIP and claims submitted for medical care services received in other provinces will be reimbursed at the same rate as in Ontario. International students covered by provincial health care plans (e.g. OHIP) may be eligible for a UHIP exemption. Please contact uhip.information@utoronto.ca for information.

If you have issues accessing the form or have any questions, please email uhip.information@utoronto.ca.

New international students at University of Toronto Mississauga

Newly admitted international students at University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) will have their UHIP cards emailed to them by the International Education Centre. Please contact international.utm@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

New international students at University of Toronto Scarborough

Newly admitted international students at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will have their UHIP cards emailed to them by the International Student Centre. Please contact uhip.utsc@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

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