Health and Dental Plan
Welcome to your students’ union health and dental plan.
Students here at Laurentian Students’ Union have come together to contribute to health and dental plans that provide benefits to us all.
Your health and dental plans have been democratically established by the members of your student union through referenda. Every year, your elected representatives and staff work to negotiate the best value possible. Students who already have coverage are allowed to withdraw from the plan, so that this service can be focused on those who need it.
Your health and dental plans are services of your students’ union, underwritten by Green Shield Canada, the only national non-profit benefits provider in the country, so you can be assured that students’ interests are the only priority.
In creating universal health and dental plans, Laurentian Students’ Union members have recognized that when we work together, we can save money and provide important services. If any individual student were to seek private and independent health coverage, the cost would be too great and the benefits too limited. However, by pooling our resources, we are able to realize incredible savings and service enhancements through economies of scale.
These benefit plans represent much more! In deciding to offer ourselves health and dental protection, students are working to ensure that no student suffers academically or has to drop out of school because of unexpected and unmanageable health related costs. Some students with chronic illnesses would never be able to see the inside of a classroom without access to affordable treatment and therapies.
That is why it is important to work collectively to provide protection for each other in the most cost-effective way possible. While we hope that this year will be worry free, if your health does falter, we are glad that your health and dental plans will be there to support you. Many of your plan benefits support health promotion and illness prevention, such as annual dental cleaning and maintenance medication. Being proactive about your health and dental needs is as much a worthwhile investment in your future as your education.
This year, please get familiar with the coverage detailed in this brochure and take advantage of the benefits provided by your students’ union health and dental plans. After all, we can all benefit from having the peace of mind this coverage brings.
If you have any questions or suggestions, you can contact Mary Graham, LSU Health Service Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also available in office E 112A Monday to Thursday 9:00-2:30.
Have a healthy and successful year!
Your Laurentian Students’ Union Executive
Details regarding your plans coverage and options can be found by clicking on the link below.