Already have coverage? Consider coordinating benefits!

Before you decided to opt out of the extended Health and Dental Plan that the Students Union provides for TRU Students, you can coordinate the coverage that you already have in order to optimize your benefits. These two plans can work together to provide you with maximum coverage and benefits at an even more affordable cost.

How to opt-out step by step

If you already have extended health and dental coverage through another provider, you are able to apply to be opted out of the TRUSU Health and Dental Plan. You must show proof of your coverage by completing an opt-out form online that includes your health and dental provider as well as your policy number. All health and dental opt-outs must be done in registration section on your myTRU account. The opt-out deadline for academic students is October 3, 2016. The opt-out deadline for vocational students is within 30 days of their course start date. Below you will find the step by step instructions to opt out of health and dental coverage.

STEP ONE:

Log in to your myTRU account. Your username is your student number and your password must be set up individually. If you are not sure what your password is please contact IT Services. They can be found in the Old Main computer labs.

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STEP TWO:

Once you have logged into
myTRU, click on the Student Resources Tab at the top of the screen.

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STEP THREE:

In the Student Resources Tab, scroll mid-way down the page until you see a box called Register for Kamloops Campus Course. Click on the link that says Registration Status.

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STEP FOUR:

On the registration page at the top of the screen are three tabs. Click on the Student Tab.

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STEP FIVE:

In the Student tab there is a list of student and financial aid resources. The top option is Registration, click on Registration.

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STEP SIX:

Under Registration, select the Medical/Dental Opt-Out link. From here a personalized opt-out form will appear. You will be required to fill in your health and dental provider and policy number. When your opt-out has been reviewed, this form will show either an approved or a rejected at the bottom of the form. Please allow two-weeks for your opt-out to be processed.

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Once you have opted-out of the TRUSU Health and Dental Plan you are permanently opted-out and will never be automatically included on the plan again in the future. If you lose your other extended health and dental benefits and would like to be added back on to the TRUSU plan you will have to opt-in at the Members’ Services Desk. Click here for more information about opting-in. 

 

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