The GSS Extended Health Plan includes up to 60 days of out of country emergency medical coverage.
If you will be travelling for more than 60 days and your reason for travel is your studies, please contact the Health and Dental Plan Coordinator at gsoc[at]uvic.ca before leaving to arrange to extend the limit of the out of country emergency medical coverage.
You need to maintain your basic medical coverage, BC MSP or equivalent, for the duration of your trip.
If you are travelling for pleasure (or non-school related travel) beyond 60 days, the GSS has negotiated a 20% discount on Blue Cross travel insurance packages for our members.
While travelling make sure to carry with you your insurance card and a Medi-Assist brochure with the phone number(s) to call in case of an illness or emergency.