International Students’ Healthcare Update
International Students, your Manitoba Health insurance at the University of Winnipeg has changed!
Visiting/exchange students who are studying only for one term are covered by guard.me, same as before. These students will now show their guard.me identification at clinics, hospital, and pharmacies, instead of their Manitoba Health Card.
International Students studying for more than 6 months who were previously covered by Manitoba Health + Green Shield will now be covered by Manitoba Blue Cross + Green Shield, in what is now called the MISIP. MISIP is similar to Manitoba Health coverage and covers doctor visits, emergency hospital visits and basic drugs. These students will now show their Blue Cross Card at clinics, hospital, and pharmacies, instead of their Manitoba Health Card. They will still receive extended health coverage for other services like dental, eye care, massage, and counselling through Green Shield.
The UWSA is still the provider for Green Shield and all information about Green Shield coverage can be found on our website here: https://theuwsa.ca/healthplan/
The International Student Services Centre (ISSC) is the provider for Manitoba Blue Cross (the Manitoba Health equivalent) and you can find complete information about the MISIP on the Blue Cross website here: https://misip.ca
The University of Winnipeg is covering the costs for your Blue Cross Coverage until August 2019, so there is no extra charge till then. You can read more about that here: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/student/intl/information-for-all-students/health-insurance.html
If you have any questions regarding the MISIP or your Blue Cross coverage, you can contact Justin at the ISSC Office, his contact information is below:
International Student Services
1Ri42, 1st floor, 475 Portage Avenue