Back-to-School Reminder

Benefit Coverage for Over-Age Students

It’s September, your college or university-bound dependent may still be eligible for benefit coverage under your plan if they are:

Full-time students
Between the ages of 18 to 25 (depending on your plan)

What you need to do

Confirm your over-age student’s status as a full-time student when you submit their claims. This is especially important for dependents that have just recently become over-age students or no longer qualify.

Contact your benefits administrator right away once your dependent qualifies as an over-age student. Otherwise, their claims will be declined.
If your plan has Pay-Direct Drug, you can print an extra paper drug card that your over-age student can present at the pharmacy. Otherwise, simply indicate ‘full-time student’ whenever you submit a paper claim form for their drug claims.
The same is true for dental claims, otherwise their claims will not be covered.

Confirmation of coverage

You will need your Plan Member ID (certificate number) as well as your policy number.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@benefitsconnect.ca