Enrollment  /  Opting Out of iMED

Having coverage on a different private health insurance plan or a government health plan from your home country does not make you eligible to Opt Out of iMED.

The following students are eligible to Opt Out of the iMED program through David Cummings Insurance Services (DCIS):

  • Students who have coverage on a Canadian Provincial or Territorial health plan that commenced on or before the start date of their iMED plan and valid for the entire coverage period of their iMED plan.
  • Students who are already covered on the iMED plan.

To Opt Out for one of these two reasons print the DCIS iMED Opt Out Form, complete it, and fax or mail it with the required supporting documents to DCIS at fax number: 604-228-9807.

Opt Out can also be done with our Online iMED Optout page.  (Beta Status)

The processing time will take about 2 to 6 weeks.

Students who are sponsored by a UBC recognized organization:

Students whose studies are funded by a third party (for example; government bodies, corporations, organizations and foundations) that has selected, required and purchased a basic health insurance plan on behalf of the student as part of its funding may Opt Out directly through the UBC iMED coordinator. Print the UBC iMED Opt Out Form, complete it, and send it to the UBC iMED coordinator at the contact information listed on the form.

Opt Out Deadlines for the two categories noted above:

To Opt Out of iMED for one of the reasons noted above, your Opt Out Request Form and supporting documents must be received by DCIS/UBC by the add/drop deadline (last day to drop courses without a W) as per the UBC Calendar.

The third category for Opting Out regards students who complete their entire UBC program virtually, from outside Canada:

Winter term 2 Students 2020/2021

  • This Opting Out category deadline has passed for Winter Term 2 (2020-2021)

Summer term 1 or 2 Students 2020/2021

  • One-term exchange students who started in summer term 1 or 2 who have not (and will not) be in Canada at any time during summer term 1 or 2 are eligible to apply for this category of opt out.
  • This form must be submitted to the UBC iMED Coordinator between the following dates:
    No sooner than July 1, 2021, and no later than August 31, 2021

To Opt Out for the reason of never coming to Canada during your study program  print the iMED Declaration of non-arrival Form S1S2, complete it, and send it to the UBC iMED coordinator at the contact information listed on the form.

The processing time will take about 2 to 6 weeks.

Conditions

  • Students who have a claim made or pending on their iMED policy are not eligible to Opt Out
  • Students who have enrolled dependents onto their iMED plan are not eligible to Opt Out