Red River College is committed to providing all international students with an Emergency Health Insurance Plan, Extended Health Coverage and Dental Coverage.
Understand your Coverage
WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN CANADA…
Your RRC Insurance will begin on the 15th of the month prior to your program start date (in most cases); before that, you are responsible for arranging your own health insurance.
WHEN YOU HAVE A VISITOR VISA…
If you are enrolled in an English language program with a visitor visa, this is the health benefit provided by RRC:
International Student Emergency Health Plan
Red River College is committed to providing all international students with access to an affordable, comprehensive and easy to use health plan. As an international student registered in our Intensive English for International Students (IEIS) or an academic program at RRC, you will receive a health insurance plan called International Student Emergency Health Plan provided by .
All international students in Manitoba are responsible for obtaining and financing their healthcare benefits. Red River College’s International Student Emergency Health Plan provides you with benefits that are similar to the Manitoba Health Insurance. This means that included in your RRC fees, you will be paying for this insurance, and you do not need to worry about finding another plan.
You will be automatically enrolled for health insurance and charged the mandatory fees once you start your program. A representative from Gallivan will be in touch with you to provide further information and details on your coverage.
If You’re Coming to Study in Canada With Family Members
This insurance plan does not cover your eligible dependent family members. Should you require additional coverage for your family, you will need to make your own arrangements.
You can contact Gallivan for further information.
Opting out of Insurance
International students with effective Manitoba Health Provincial coverage may be eligible to opt out of the mandatory RRC International Student Medical Emergency fee. Please contact the RRCSA Students Health and Dental office for further guidance and procedures as important Deadlines are involved. Please note: If the RRC International Student Medical Emergency opt out is approved, a $60 Repatriation Insurance will remain as a charge to your RRC account and is not eligible to be declined.
Extended Health Coverage
The Students’ Association levies annual mandatory fees to all full-time students who meet the eligibility enrolment criteria. Students may be eligible to opt out of the Health plan if confirmation of alternate coverage and completed opt-out waiver form is submitted to the RRC Student Benefits Plan Office within 30 calendar days after the start date of the program).
The Student Association levies annual mandatory fees to all full-time students who meet the eligibility enrolment criteria. Students may be eligible to opt out of the Dental plan if confirmation of alternate coverage and completed opt-out waiver form is submitted to the RRC Student Benefits Plan Office within 30 calendar days after the start date of the program).
Visitor Emergency Health Plan
RRC Students’ Association (RRCSA) provides an International Student Sickness & Accident / Hospital & Medical Plan Insurance. The daily *rate charge is $2 per day (minimum 15-day purchase / *rates subject to change). This coverage is mandatory for all Visitor Visa students attending RRC, who are excluded from RRC International Student Medical Emergency Plan and the RRCSA Extended Health and Dental Plans.
The insurance and coverage fees are mandatory for international students and will be charged along with your tuition.
International Student Emergency Health Plan: $730 per year for all international students
Extended Health Coverage: $135 (for applicable programs/terms)
Dental Coverage: $120 (for applicable programs/terms)
Visitor Emergency Health Plan: please contact us for additional information.
Contacting your insurance provider:
RRC Students’ Association can also help you with your insurance questions:
RRC Students’ Association – Benefit Plan Offices:
Notre Dame Campus – Room CM75C
Exchange District Campus (Roblin Centre) – Room P110
All costs related to insurance and coverages are mandatory for international students and are charged together with your tuition. Click below to find out more about the cost of your tuition.
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