The CUSA Health & Dental plan provides students with the extended health and dental coverage they need beyond provincial health care and other basic health-care programs. It is administered by Studentcare, the leading provider of student health and dental plans in Canada. The Plan is a collective approach to healthcare, which allows individual fees to be much lower than the cost of private health coverage.

All Carleton undergraduate students who are taking at least 4 courses in the Fall Term and who are members of CUSA are automatically covered by the CUSA Health & Dental Plan. Exceptions exist. Please check your student account to confirm if you have been charged the Plan fees.

COVID-19 has presented a number of challenges for global society and, in particular, for
post-secondary students. While much travel has been curtailed, some students must still travel for academic and personal family reasons. Meanwhile, options for travel insurance have become extremely limited.

Many insurance companies have severally limited or curtailed coverage, or they cancelled travel insurance altogether. In a pandemic situation, many policies will not provide any coverage whatsoever, even if the medical expense is completely unrelated to COVID-19. At this time, obtaining the necessary insurance to travel abroad is complicated and costly. Moreover, coverage is very limited or coverage may not be available at all. New risks include the extra cost of quarantine due to a positive test or contract tracing while travelling.

In conjunction with its partner Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada, Studentcare is
extremely proud to announce the introduction of a substantially enhanced Studentcare Travel
Package, which has been designed specifically for the unique needs of students, even during the current pandemic.

Click here to learn more about Student Care’s extended travel coverage

The Change-of-Coverage Period is the period at the beginning of the Term when you can opt in/out or enrol your spouse and/or dependent children in the CUSA Health & Dental Plan.

The Change-of-Coverage Period is from Sept. 8 – 30, 2021.