Students with a study permit that is valid for a minimum of six months can qualify for free Manitoba Health coverage. Details are available in the Office of International Activities. There is a registration form that must be completed and sent with a copy of the study permit.
Depending on whether you qualify for Manitoba Health, you must have health insurance and will be covered under different plans.
- Manitoba Health Coverage includes: includes doctor’s visits, hospitalization, medication at the hospital, X-rays, lab test, surgery and diagnostic tests. (please refer to http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/mhsip/index.html)
- Guard.me International Insurance Coverage includes prescription drugs, non-emergency annual eye exams, emergency dental, accidental dental, ambulance, paramedical service, repatriation, accidental death and dismemberment, and more for new and emergent accidents and illnesses that arise. (please refer to www.guard.me/brandonu)
- EAP international student
- On a valid Study Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
- Living in Manitoba for 6 months or more
You are eligible for – Manitoba Health (Basic Coverage) + guard.me MORE top up insurance
- EAP/Visiting or Exchange student studying for less than 6 months
You are eligible for guard.me MORE insurance
For more information please check out: Brandon University EAP insurance brochure
Please note that guard.me coverage is mandatory for all EAP students studying at Brandon University. Student can be able to opt-out by showing the evidence of equivalent health coverage.
Where do I go to obtain my guard.me coverage?
Your guard.me coverage is automatically booked for you and incorporated into your student fees. Note that your ID cards will be distributed by the Office of International Activities once they arrive.
How much do I have to pay?
Manitoba Health – free
guard.me MORE top up (i.e.: student eligible for Manitoba Health) – $100 per term
guard.me More (i.e.: student ineligible for Manitoba Health)- $190 per term
How long am I covered?
Winter Term – January 1st to April 30th
Spring/Summer Term – May 1st to August 31st
Fall Term – September 1st to December 31st