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Policy Year: September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021


The details below are a summary of benefits, limitations and exclusions do apply. Full benefit details can be found in the Benefit Booklet on the Medavie Blue Cross™ Portal. In the event of a discrepancy between the website and the benefit booklet, the benefit booklet will be taken as true. Overall EHC Maximum of $3,000 per year, per insured.


Drug, Extended Health, Vision and Dental coverage is valid in Canada only.  Please review your policy for full details.

For ongoing and up to date COVID-19 information relating to your coverage and services, please click here.



  • Drug Coverage
  • Extended Health Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Home Country Coverage

Drug Coverage – 50% - 100% Coverage

Overall Maximum of $2,500 per participant per benefit year. The termination age for Drug Coverage for the Brock GSA Health & Dental benefits is 80. 

 

100% Coverage

80% Coverage

Generic Drugs

Brand Drugs

$7 Dispensing Fee Cap


All Other Pharmacies

80% Coverage  

50% Coverage

Generic Drugs

Brand Drugs

$5 Dispensing Fee Cap

 

Mandatory Generic Product Select

  • Brand name drugs will be covered up to the amounts listed above up to the cost of the lowest-priced generic equivalent.

  • Only those drugs which legally require a prescription and are eligible under the benefits will be covered.
     

Drug Benefit also Includes:

  • Contraceptives (incl oral, IUD’s, IUS’s) {One/5 benefit years}  

  • Diabetic Supplies (test strips & needles, glucometers may be covered under Extended Health)

  • CNS Stimulants* (80% Coverage, $500/benefit year)

  • Hepatitis C Medications ($1,500/lifetime)

  • Biologic Agents ($1,000/benefit year)

  • Anti-Obesity Drugs, Erectile Dysfunction Drugs, Fertility Treatment, Smoking Cessation Medications with physician's prescription ($500 combined/lifetime on a cost reimbursement basis)

Drug Benefits do NOT Include:

  • Gardasil Vaccine


Want to know if your drug is eligible for coverage? Check out the Eligible Drug Search tool to find out!

*CNS Stimulants are medications used to increase physical activity, mental alertness and attention span.  They are often used in the treatment of 'Attention Deficit Disorder' and/or 'Hyperactivity Disorders' (i.e. Adderrall, Concerta, Vyvanse, Ritalin, and their generic versions.) 

Practitioner Coverage – 100% Coverage

The termination age for Extended Health Coverage for the Brock GSA Health & Dental benefits is 80. 

Max $40/visit up to $520 combined per benefit year:

  • Chiropractor
  • Naturopath
  • Speech Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Registered Massage Therapist*

*Prescription required for first [RMT] claim each new policy year, if prescription is less than 12 months from date of issue, it can be used in subsequent policy years.

Max $1000 combined per benefit year, no per visit max:

  • Psychologist**
  • Psychotherapist**
  • Social Worker (MSW)**
**Clinical Counsellors and other mental health practitioners who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered eligible for coverage under the benefits.
**
Psychotherapists must be in good standing with the college in their province, as well as registered as a provider with Medavie Blue Cross and be issued a provider number.

BEACON
Did you know you have access to internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) free of charge during COVID-19, funded by the Government of Ontario? Find out more by clicking HERE!



Other Medical Coverage – 100% Coverage

Coverage is to maximum indicated, unless otherwise stated:

  • Orthotic Appliances or Orthopedic Shoes (1 pair every 3 years)***
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies (Reasonable & Customary)*** ****
  • Ambulance to Nearest Treating Hospital ($1,000/benefit year - Reasonable & Customary)

***Prescribed by a medical doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist 
****For a full listing of eligible expenses, please see the benefit booklet
 



Vision Coverage – 100% Coverage

The termination age for Vision Coverage for the Brock GSA Health & Dental benefits is 80. 

  • Eye Examinations - 1 standard exam every 24 months (reasonable & customary)
  • Frames, Lenses & Contact Lenses - $250 every 24 months
This coverage excludes expenses incurred for non-corrective sunglasses and safety glasses.  Please make sure to include your prescription (no more than 2 years old) along with your receipt when submitting claims for reimbursement. 

Frames, Lenses and Contact Lenses must be purchased from a Canadian provider to be considered eligible under the benefits.

Frames are only eligible if purchased in conjunction with prescription lenses.

Lasik or Laser Eye Surgery are
NOT
covered under the benefits.
 
 

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Dental Coverage – 25% - 70% Coverage

The termination age for Dental coverage for the Brock GSA Health & Dental benefits is 80. 

Pre-Determination: It is strongly recommended to obtain a pre-determination for extensive dental procedures to prevent unexpected costs. Have your dentist send a pre-determination along with your name and Student ID to Medavie Blue Cross™ at fax: 506-867-4651.


Students can check to see if the dental code on their pre-determination is eligible under the benefits. Login to the Blue Cross Member Portal to find out! Note that this does not say how much is eligible, just if the code itself is eligible under your benefits.


Annual combined maximum of $800.00/year/insured       Reimbursement based on Current Dental Fee Guide less one year. Note that specialist fees will be paid at General Practitioner rates.

 

Examinations (70%)

Complete oral examination (once every 5 years) / Limited & Recall examination (once every 12 months)

 

Radiographs (70%)

Complete series Periapical or Panoramic (once every 5 years)  / Bitewing (once every 12 months)

 

Preventative Services (70%)

Dental polishing (1, 15-minute unit every 12 months) / Scaling (2, 15-minute units every 12 months)

 

Minor Restorative (50%)

Fillings

 

Extractions (25%)

Includes wisdom tooth extractions

 

Anesthesia (50%)

When in conjunction with surgical services

 

Other Dental Coverage (50%)

Endodontic / Periodontics / Denture Services

 


Limitations and Exclusions may apply.
 

Please Note: Home Country Coverage ended on April 30, 2021. Home Country claims can be submitted up to and including May 30 @ 11:59 PM. Students remaining in their Home Country can still use the Direct2U Health Hub for any virtual/remote needs.

Brock GSA is committed to supporting international students who are studying remotely in their home country this academic year by providing continued access to the Brock GSA Health and Dental Benefits outside of Canada! 

Yes, that means if you are studying remotely in your home country, you can still use your Brock GSA Health and Dental Benefits. 

What's important to know? 

  • Coverage is available worldwide in a student's home country only. 
  • Claims incurred outside of your home country are not eligible. 
  • Services are eligible as per the terms and conditions of the existing plan design.
  • Students must pay up front for services and file a claim. 
  • All claims are reimbursed in Canadian funds. 
  • All claims must accompany a completed claim form and paid in full receipt. 
  • Students are required to translate the services on the claim. 

To learn more information about the home country coverage, please click here.

Home Country Health & Dental Benefits are for international students studying remotely in their home country due to COVID-19 only. This does not apply to students studying or working abroad.
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