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Drug & Dental Plan

OPUS Drug & Dental Plan for Part-time Undergraduates

The OPUS Drug and Dental Plan is in it's "13th" year of service to part-time undergraduate students.

The Winter 2020 Opt-out Period CLOSED on Feb. 3, 2020.


(E-mail as there is a 2 day grace period after this deadline per policy)

*You must have existing comparable coverage in order to opt-out.* 

Please note: The Winter Semester opt-out is for students who are starting their 2019-20 academic year in Winter 2020. Those students who are returning from Fall 2019, please be advised that you have already been charged this annual fee and/or opted-out.

The Fall 2019 Traditional Opt-out Period was available from Aug. 5 to Oct. 3, 2019. The early opt-out period for Fall 2019 was open through UWinSite from July 15 to Aug. 4, 2019. 


(*Only available for Fall students*)

To access the early opt-out application through your student account, go to

Please note that all part-time undergraduate students, regardless of when they start (either September or January) are charged the same fee since they would receive the same amount of benefits and coverage. The 2019-2020 benefit year fee is: $340.97 for Fall 2018 & Winter 2019. Coverage period is from Sept. 1, 2019 (or Jan. 1, 2020 for students starting in Winter) until Aug. 31, 2020.

*Please be advised that all students are required to be enrolled in the benefit and taking 3 courses or less on a part-time basis before they can request couple or family coverage.

Once the student is enrolled in the benefit - they can add the couple or family benefits for an additional fee.*

*Important Notice: Usually during the first 4-6 weeks of each semester, students would need to hold their claims (if any) until they are officially active in the Green Shield system and until the opt-in and out process is finalized.* Our insurance provider Green Shield processed all the plan enrolments for Fall 2019 sometime in October. *If you were registered in courses and continuing from Fall 2019, please be advised that you have already been charged this annual fee and/or opted-out*.
**Please contact the OPUS Office by Email: or Tel: 519-971-3603 for more information on Family OPT-IN fees.**

OPUS Drug & Dental Plan Booklet 2019-20

OPUS Drug and Dental Plan Policy




Fall 2019 Family opt-in period: Aug. 5 - Oct. 3, 2019.

Winter 2020 Family opt-in period: Jan. 1 - Feb. 3, 2020.

Please note that part-time undergraduate students in distance ed, co-op, senior, ELIP or internship/practicum requiring benefits coverage must opt-in with us directly. Once the form is completed, you may pay the fees to OPUS directly by cash or cheque.


Claim Submission Form (General/Drug)

Claim Submission Form (Dental)

Health Care Discounts

Emergency Travel Insurance

Opt-In Information:

You must be a part-time undergraduate (3 or less courses in Fall or Winter)

Students are automatically covered (except for Distance Ed, Co-op & Senior) under the OPUS Drug & Dental Plan once the applicable fees have been paid. Distance Ed, Co-op and Senior Students must OPT-IN if they wish to obtain coverage.

Students are also able to Opt-in their spouse or dependent children to the OPUS Drug & Dental plan for an additional fee. Feel free to ask the OPUS Staff for more details.

Claims Information:

Green Shield

  • Your Drug/Dental/EHS claims are paid by Green Shield
    All claim inquires call Toll Free 1-888-711-1119, Local: (519) 739-1133
    View your claim status on-line through Plan Member Online Services

    When making a pay direct drug/dental claim the pharmacy/dentist will need to know the following:

    Your Group Number: # 32000
    Provider: Green Shield
    Your Greenshield ID # OPU _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (9 digit alpha numeric number)
    Example: If your student ID # is 9 digits, the correct ID # would be OPU102569699

    If mailing your claim please mail your prescription drug/dental directly to Green Shield at:

    Attn: Drug Dept. P.O. Box 1652, Windsor, ON. N9A 7G5
    Attn: Professional Services, P.O. Box 1699, Windsor, ON. N9A 7G6
    Attn: Medical Items, P.O. Box 1623, Windsor, ON. N9A 7B3
    Attn: Out-of-Country Dept. P.O. Box 1606, Windsor, ON. N9A 6W1
    Attn: Vision/Hospital Dept. P.O. Box 1615, Windsor, ON. N9A 7J3
    Attn: Dental Dept. P.O. Box 1608, Windsor, ON. N9A 7G1