Welcome to Global Campus Health Plan
for Students Studying at
University of British Columbia

Why do I need health insurance?

Your health and well-being are extremely important.

If you suffer a sickness or injury, the most important thing is for you to get the proper medical attention. Without health insurance, the cost of medical services could limit your access to medical care or leave you with a large debt to pay.

UBC policy requires that, as an international student, you have basic health insurance for the entire duration of your studies at UBC. If you are bringing family, they should also have adequate health insurance during their stay in Canada.

Global Campus Health Plan is the International Student Insurance division of David Cummings Insurance Services (DCIS).  DCIS provides competitive temporary* hospital and medical insurance options for UBC students who are new to BC and who do not qualify for the UBC iMED Plan.  (Most new international students who register for classes at UBC will be automatically enroled on iMED Health Insurance for New International Students.)

*Students who will reside in BC for six or more months (on a Study Permit) should apply for the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) which is the government funded health plan that is mandatory for all BC residents.

Students not eligible for BC MSP should purchase temporary health insurance for their entire time of study in Canada.

Note to UBC employees, visiting instructors, and post-doctorate fellows who need temporary hospital and medical coverage: Please contact DCIS for a quotation of a 'non-student' medical insurance plan.

Plans and Pricing: 2020 vs. 2021

“DCIS Enhanced Plan” (Only available until December 31, 2020)

$2.00 per day for each registered student
$2.51 per day for each eligible dependent insured with the student

Minimum 30-day coverage for new policies
$25 minimum for extensions

Please note:  The DCIS Enhanced Plan will be discontinued by the insurer as of January 01, 2021.  Applications that we receive by email or fax on or before December 31, 2020 (with successful credit card payment) will be processed, EVEN WHEN the requested coverage period starts in 2021.  Applications received during our period of holiday closure (Dec. 24 – 31) will be processed as promptly as possible upon our re-opening the week of January 4th, 2021.

Applications for the DCIS Enhanced Plan or DCIS Comprehensive Plan that we receive after December 31, 2020 cannot be processed. If we receive an application in 2021 for the discontinued plan we will contact the sender to propose an alternative insurance plan.


  AGA International Students to Canada Plan
$2.22 per day for the registered student,
plus
$2.22 per day per eligible dependent (spouse and/or dependent children) insured with the student

$30 minimum premium per policy

Please note: The Allianz Global Assistance plan is only available to students who are registered as Full-Time students.  Please refer to the sample policy wording for the full terms of eligibility.  If you are only registered as a part-time student please contact DCIS for alternative insurance options.

Downloads for AGA International Students to Canada Plan:

Summary of Benefits & Application Form

Sample of Policy Wording

For more information please contact David Cummings Insurance Services.

With DCIS, you and your family can rest at ease knowing that you are well covered.

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New to GCHP? Please read the Enrollment page.