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  • Last day to Opt-Out/Opt-Change of your UWSA Health Plan and U-Pass

    September 16th, 2019

    Today is the last day to Opt-Out or Opt-Change of your UWSA Health Plan!

    Domestic students who have equivalent alternative coverage (through your parents, spouse, partners or another job) can Opt-Out of the UWSA Green Shield Health Plan online here: Health Plan Opt-Outs
    Green Shield is mandatory for international students.

    Students who wish to Opt-Change and add their spouses, partners or dependents to their plan can do so by downloading this form here and submitting it to Info Booth in Centennial Hall.

    It is also the last to Opt-Out of the U-Pass for those who meet the criteria. Check out the Opt-Out criteria and the process here: U-Pass Opt-Outs



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  • Green Shield Account Active September 17

    September 12th, 2019

    Your Green Shield coverage is active September 1, 2019 to August 30, 2020. However, your online accounts will not be active till the end of the Opt-In/Opt-Out Period that ends September 16. Thus means that when you try to access your account, your account status will be listed as inactive and online direct billing services will be down.

    Please keep the receipts if you use your benefits between September 1-16. After your account is active, you can retroactively submit your claims and will be paid out by Green Shield.

    For a detailed description of what is covered, check out your health benefits booklet: Benefit Plan Booklet – Full time and Part time.
    You can also connect with Green Shield Customer Service and tell them that you’re on UWSA Green Shield Health Plan that isn’t active yet and want information on your coverage.

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  • Accessibility Information for Roll Call 2019

    September 2nd, 2019

    Roll Call is on the front lawn and is accessible by wheelchair. Accessible seating is available on request. Regular and accessible porta potties are available on site. The closest accessible and gender-neutral washrooms is located in Centennial Hall (1st floor — fully wheelchair accessible and equipped with sling lift).
    For other accessibility information, please refer to the UW Accessibility Map: UW Accessibility Map
    Please download an accessible Roll Call poster by clicking here: Roll Call Accessible Poster
    UWSA Roll Call is committed to creating a campus and community that is positive and free from discrimination and oppression of any kind. Please refer to our UWSA Event Safer Space Policy here and let us know if you see a violation of the policy: UWSA Safer Spaces Event Policy

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  • Potential Transit Service Interruption

    September 1st, 2019

    Some of you might have heard about a potential strike or lockout that might happen in September. We know that many students rely on bus service to get to school and we are very concerned about how a potential interruption of transit service would affect our members. While there has been no confirmation of service disruption and we hope that a resolution is achieved soon, we want to urge you to prepare for alternative transportation in case busses are not operating as scheduled.

    If you cannot walk, bike or drive to school, please consider rideshare and carpooling. The University of Winnipeg Campus Sustainability Office has some recommendations here. The UWSA will also advocate for reasonable accommodation for students to University faculty. Depending on the length of service disruption, the UWSA and Winnipeg Transit will also begin discussions to get a portion of your U-Pass refunded.

    As of this time, all classes will proceed as scheduled. Any changes will be communicated via the University of Winnipeg’s website. Please visit their FAQ section for more information.

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