Health & Dental Plan

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All full-time students for FALL 2016 Welcome to Ryerson!

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  • Fees
  • Covered already? - How to OPT OUT for a Refund
  • FAQS - New and Returning Students
  • Add a Dependent




This announcement contains important information for all full-time undergraduate and graduate students regarding the Members’ Health & Dental Plan. This valuable service is provided by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU).  Please visit the RSU’s website for details.

All full-time students that have never opted out before for FALL 2016 will be charged $314.00 for insurance benefits for this current year of 2016-17. Please pick up a Green Shield I.D. Card and other materials at the Member Services Office, Main Lobby of Student Campus Centre 55 Gould Street or download from our site under FORMS & RESOURCES for more information and details of your benefit plan go to:

 NEW FALL 2016 - No More OPT OUT REFUND Cheques!


If you have already successfully opted out of the RSU health and dental plan in the previous year (2015-16), you will NOT receive a charge for the RSU health and dental plan on your RAMSS account.   You do NOT need to apply on line again.

Opting Out

If you have alternate coverage and wish to decline coverage under the RSU health and dental plan instead of coordinating with your existing coverage, you will be required to complete your opt out online application by deadline date of FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  Upon successfully opting out of the plan, your health and dental refund will be credited to your RAMSS account by November 1 for Fall term students and March 1 for Winter term students.  This credit will be applied to any outstanding fees on your RAMSS account. Apply for opt out refund on line via


Opt-out online applications available effective AUGUST 1, 2016 at:


Once you have successfully opted out of the health and dental plan, your opt-out will be carried forward in subsequent years and you will not be assessed the RSU health and dental plan fee. 

What does this mean for first year students?

All first year students will be assessed the Health and Dental plan feeat the start of the academic year. If they choose to opt out, the opt out refund will be credited to their student account and applied towards their tuition fees. Please note that this year we will not be accepting any refund requests for students who have an outstanding balance.


If you already have comparable coverage you can OPT-OUT for a refund

by Friday October 7, 2016 @ 6pm **No exceptions to the deadline-APPLY NOW!

I am a first year student, how do I use the plan?

As a new member on the Plan you will not show in the system at Green Shield until November 1st, however your benefits are retroactive to September 1st, 2016. Please hold on to any original receipts for health or dental expenses covered by the Plan to make a manual claim AFTER November 1st.  Effective November 1st,   you can use your Green Shield I.D. RSU CARE CARD for direct payment at either a pharmacy or dental office.

I am a Ryerson Student that would like to add a dependent to my coverage plan

To add your spouse, partner and/or children to the Plan, you must complete the Fall 2016 Dependent form in person at the Member Services Office and make payment (cash or debit only) by FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2016 at 6pm.  Forms are available starting Monday August 29th at the Member Services Office located at 55 Gould Street in the Student Campus Centre, check site for office hours. See our site at  for details of prices and 4 packages to choose from under DEPENDENT COVERAGE.

I have lost coverage and would like to Opt In to the plan

If you have lost other coverage or are now overage, and need to OPT IN to the Plans the same deadline applies. You must come in person and complete a Fall 2016 OPT IN form. Deadline is Friday October 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. Forms are available in person from our office starting Monday August 29, 2016.

Please refer to information about “Changing your Status” for any OPT IN requirements go to: RSU site at

Deadline to opt in is Friday October 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Any questions or inquiries please contact:

Dawn Murray, RSU’s Health & Dental Plan Administrator at:

Or call: 416-979-5255 x2311

Drop by the Member Services Office, Student Centre Lobby, to pick up materials for your Green Shield insurance coverage or visit our site at  either Or …


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