As an International student, you are required to have medical insurance for the entire time of your studies at UFV. UFV International ensures that you are enrolled in the appropriate medical insurance plan.
If you are staying in the province of British Columbia for more than six months, UFV International will enroll you in the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP).
The waiting period to receive MSP coverage is approximately three months. During this waiting period, UFV International will enroll you in a comprehensive private medical insurance plan, designed for the needs of international students.
If you are staying in British Columbia for less than six months, you will not be eligible for MSP insurance; however, UFV International will keep you on the private medical inusrance plan for the duration of your stay.
Understandably, you may have already purchased travel insurance. You must demonstrate that your insurance plan is adequate and equal or better than the coverage outlined below. If your coverage is not adequate, you will be enrolled on the medical plans (private and MSP) described above.
|Overall Coverage||Minimum coverage of $2 million dollars|
|Hospital||100% of eligible charges|
|X-rays, Lab testing||100% of eligible charges|
|Physical/Surgeon||100% of eligible charges|
|Private Nursing||100% of eligible charges up to $15,000|
|Ambulance||100% of eligible charges|
|Emergency Transportation||Taxi fare to or from a hospital or medical clinic up to $100|
|Dental - Emergency||100% of eligible charges up to $600 for relief of pain and suffering|
|Family Transportation||When you are hospitalized for more than 7 days, up to $5,000 for air tickets, for 2 family members to join youl up to $1,500 for expenses|
|Air Evaculation/Return Home||100% of the cost to transport you to the nearest hospital or to a hospital in your Home Country|
|Accidental Death and Dismemberment||$50,000|
|Trauma Counselling||Up to 6 sessions if an insured suffers a loss under the accidental death and dismemberment benefit|
|Burial in Host Country||Up to $5,000 for the cost of preparing the remains, cremation or burial and a burial plot in the location where death occurs|
|Repatriation of Deceased||Up to $15,000 toward the cost of preparation and return to your Home Country|
If you are registering for the Fall semester, you will be enrolled in the SUS Health and Dental Plan provided by Student Care. You pay $215.59 for premiums and this extended medical insurance policy is valid for a year.
Contact us to ask or make an appointment.