Red River College Polytechnic 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 Polytech 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 Polytech:
International Student Emergency Health Plan
RRC Polytech provides all international students with access to an affordable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use health plan. The International Emergency Health Insurance Plan is issued through Gallivan: Student Health and Wellness and is managed by the RRC Polytech Students’ Association. This plan offers benefits similar to Manitoba Health coverage.
College-issued health insurance coverage is mandatory while you are enrolled in your studies at RRC Polytech. Your insurance fees are part of your RRC Polytech fees and will be automatically charged to your student account.
Gallivan provides 12-month insurance policies to all international students and 4-month gap insurance policies for international students whose programs extend beyond the 12-month insurance coverage period (students will be notified if this additional coverage period applies to their programs).
Once you are enrolled, a representative from Gallivan will contact you with further information about 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 Polytech International Student Medical Emergency fee. Please contact the RRC PolytechSA Students Health and Dental office for further guidance and procedures as important Deadlines are involved. Please note: If the RRC Polytech International Student Medical Emergency opt out is approved, a $66.40 Repatriation Insurance will remain as a charge to your RRC Polytech 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 Polytech 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 Polytech Student Benefits Plan Office within 30 calendar days after the start date of the program).
Visitor Emergency Health Plan
RRC Polytech 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 Polytech, who are excluded from RRC Polytech International Student Medical Emergency Plan and the RRC PolytechSA 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: $800 per year for all international students ($269.37 for a 4-month gap insurance policy if required)
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 Polytech Students’ Association can also help you with your insurance questions:
RRC Polytech 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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