Updated: December 18, 2020
Earlier this year, we made the decision to extend our over-age student coverage until December 31, 2020.
We’re now further extending our over-age student coverage until the end of the winter school term 2021. For students returning to school in September 2021, plan sponsors may allow coverage to continue through the summer months. This is to help students who qualify remain healthy and safe.
Dependents must meet all of the following criteria to qualify for over-age student coverage:
- Be a full-time student between the ages of 21 and 25 (26 in Quebec), or the age limit defined in your contract
- Be a current student or plan to return to an educational institution recognized under the Income Tax Act. Clients can find accredited educational institutions in Canada here.
- Be dependent on a plan member for support.
- Have provincial healthcare coverage.
How to update your over-age dependent information
You can identify dependents by running an over-age dependent report on the Plan Sponsor Services site.
Please ask your employees to provide you with an updated proof of studies or have them confirm their dependent’s intention to return to school before September 1, 2021. Then update any over-age dependent information.
For information about students studying abroad, please refer to updates on Out-of-country coverage.