Medical Insurance - Inbound Exchange Students

Mandatory Medical Insurance

It is compulsory for all students living in BC to have adequate medical insurance. VIU Inbound Exchange students will be automatically enrolled into a mandatory health insurance policy through guard.me insurance which includes emergency health and dental coverage. 

Enrolment is automatic and the charges will be applied to the VIU Student Record.  Students can pay fees online prior to their arrival, or in-person upon arrival to campus at the central cashiers in Building 200.

The cost for the guard.me @ VIU policy is $249.50 per semester. The coverage dates are for four months (1 semester).  

Students on exchange for longer than 4 months are required to extend their coverage through guard.me (for short-extensions) or enroll in the British Columbia Medical Services plan (BC MSP) (if studying for 2 semesters).  

For more information about the policy, please see:
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