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Drug & Dental Plan

OPUS Drug & Dental Plan for Part-time Undergraduates

The OPUS Drug and Dental Plan is entering it's "14th" year of service to part-time undergraduate students.

The Fall 2020 Traditional Opt-out Period is currently available from Aug. 15 to Oct. 4, 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.* 

Those that successfully opt-out using this method will be refunded by e-transfer or cheque sometime in October. This means that you have to pay for the drug and dental plan fee up front and wait to be reimbursed later. 

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 2020-2021 benefit year fee is: $340.97 for Fall 2020 & Winter 2021. Coverage period is from Sept. 1, 2020 (or Jan. 1, 2021 for students starting in Winter) until Aug. 31, 2021.

*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.* Our insurance provider Green Shield processed all the plan enrolments for the Fall sometime in October and Winter sometime in February. *If you were registered in courses and continuing from the Fall, 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 2020 Family opt-in period: Aug. 3 - Oct. 4, 2020.

Winter 2021 Family opt-in period: Jan. 1 - Feb. 1, 2021.

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

The Fall 2020 Early Opt-out period closed on August 14th, 2020. You're required to login to your UWinSite account and go to Opt Out Drug and Dental under the Financial Account tab, then the Account Services section in order to access this form.


(*Only available for Fall students*)

Students who opt out early will have the Health and Dental fees removed from their student account. 

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