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OPUS Drug & Dental Plan for Part-time Undergraduates

The OPUS Drug and Dental Plan is in it's "11th" year of service to part-time undergraduate students.

The traditional opt-out period is open from Aug. 7 - Oct. 4, 2017. 


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

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

The early opt-out period for Fall 2017 through MyUWindsor CLOSED on Aug. 4, 2017. 


To access the early opt-out application through your myUWindsor account, go to financial matters, then 'Opt out Health & Dental'.

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 2016-2017 benefit year fee is: $300.10 for Fall 2016 & Winter 2017. Coverage period is from Sept. 1, 2016 (or Jan. 1, 2017 for students starting in Winter) until Aug. 31, 2017.

*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 6-8 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.*
**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 2016-17

Mass E-mail Notice: OPUS Drug & Dental Plan Early OPT-OUT Fall 2017

Mass E-mail Notice: OPUS Drug & Dental Plan OPT-OUT & FAMILY OPT-IN Winter 2017

Mass E-mail Notice: OPUS Drug & Dental Plan OPT-OUT & FAMILY OPT-IN Fall 2016

Mass E-mail Notice: OPUS Drug & Dental Plan Early OPT-OUT Fall 2016

Important Information for Co-op Students!

OPUS Drug and Dental Plan Policy



*Note: The next opportunity to add family members is Fall 2017*

Fall 2016 Family opt-in period: Aug. 2 - Oct. 5, 2016.

Winter 2017 Family opt-in period: Jan. 1 - Feb. 1, 2017.

Please note that part-time undergraduate students in distance ed, co-op, senior 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

Travel Medical Emergency Insurance
Travel Benefits are covered by this plan for travel within Canada and overseas. For more information, go to page 14 of the benefits booklet.

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