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Your policy number is 163391. Your “employee identification number” is your nine-digit student number.

The health and dental plans were approved by student referendum and as a result are now a requirement of your enrolment at Georgian College through your membership in the Georgian College  Students’ Association (GCSA) . The plans provide protection and security for eligible students, minimizing the effects of injury or ailments. The cost of the plans is included in your institutional fees provided you meet the eligibility enrolment criteria.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are registered as a full-time student with a minimum of four courses per term
  • You meet the full-time criteria for your program
  • You are residing in Canada
  • You are under the age of 70
  • Students in apprenticeship programs are insured against accidental benefits only (see accident benefit brochure)
  • Students with a disability: Students who are taking a part-time course load but are considered full-time by the institution may be eligible to opt in to the student health and dental plans. Please contact the GCSA Student Benefits Plan office for further details prior to the applicable deadline for your semester period of enrolment.

If you are unsure about whether or not you are eligible for the student health and dental plans, please contact a Benefits Plan office prior to any applicable deadlines.

  • Fall 2015 – $230 (for 12-month coverage period)
  • Winter 2016 – $186.04 (for eight-month coverage period)*
  • Summer 2016 – TBD (for four-month coverage period)

*Returning fall co-op students and other eligible programs in the winter semester will be assessed $230 (as the coverage started in the fall).

  • All coverage information is available here.

Eligible claims can be submitted to Great-West Life one of three ways:

  1. Online
  2. Benefits Plan office
  3. Mail: London Benefit Payments, 255 Dufferin Ave, London, ON, N6A 4K1
  • To obtain your benefit card, please download it. You may print or email the card. A card will not be mailed.
  • New eligible students will be added to the plan approximately the first 45-60 days of the semester – please keep your receipts for eligible expenses incurred during this time period for submission to the insurance carrier upon completion of the enrolment process.
  • Returning eligible students may continue to access the plan without disruption by using their benefit card or by submitting reimbursement claims directly to the insurance carrier.
  • Simply present your benefits card at eligible services and ask if they can bill directly to the insurance company. If they are not able to, pay out of pocket and submit eligible receipts online for reimbursement. This can be done at www.mystudentplan.ca/georgian.
  • Should you choose to waive your student coverage, you can do so online by completing the one-time online opt out. To opt out, please see instructionsSorry, we cannot make exceptions or extensions for students who fail to complete the online opt out prior to the application deadline.
  • No. Your opt out will carry forward as long as you have not had any interruptions in your full-time academics or missed co-op registrations on Banner. This is a one-time opt out, should you choose to opt out of the plan(s), your opt-out information will carry forward as long as you remain an eligible student at Georgian College. You may confirm your opt-out status prior to the applicable deadline by contacting your campus Benefits Plan office.
  • Yes, you have one opportunity each year to purchase family coverage for your spouse and/or dependent(s) by completing the online family add-on application form and paying the family coverage fee.
  • Applicable deadline:
    • September intake deadline – Sept. 30
    • October returning co-op student deadline – Oct. 30
    • January intake deadline – Jan. 30
    • May intake deadline – May 30

Please contact a Benefits Plan office for fees.

  • All waivers and family add-on application forms must be received by the applicable deadline. Sorry, we cannot make exceptions.

Benefits Plan office locations

  • Barrie – Room B119
  • Orillia – Printing Services
  • Owen Sound – GCSA office
  • South Georgian Bay, Orangeville, Midland and Muskoka – please contact the Barrie Benefit Plan office

www.mystudentplan.ca/georgian

Email: georgianplan@mystudentplan.ca

Phone: 705.728.1968 ext. 5299

myWellness, information, education, resources

One in five students suffers from symptoms of a mental illness. You don’t have to go it alone.

myWellness is your central resource providing access to mental health and wellness information on-campus, in the community, and online.

For immediate 24/7 assistance, please call the Simcoe County Crisis Response Service Line at 705.728.5044 or 1.888.893.8333.

MyWellness

Georgian Food Locker is the on-campus food bank for Georgian College students.

Operated by Georgian College  Students’ Association (GCSA), the Food Locker supplies groceries in emergency situations to financially challenged students with one week’s worth of food.

How can I get food?

If you are a financially challenged student who is in an emergency situation and requires food, please apply by selecting your campus below and filling out the form. You’ll get a response with the number of a locker and a lock combination somewhere on your campus. You’ll have 48 hours to visit the locker and pick up the food.

How can I donate?

Donations of non-perishable food, baby products and hygienic supplies are welcomed in the library, GCSA office and various departments within each campus. Financial donations can be left at a GCSA office. Money helps contribute to grocery store gift certificates for fresh vegetables, fruit and dairy. If you have any questions, please contact GCSA VP Internal.

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Please note that the Food Locker is currently taking some much needed vacation time.

Requests will be filled on the following days:
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Wednesday, Aug 31

The regular Food Locker schedule will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for the fall semester.

If you are experiencing difficulty or need immediate assistance, please stop by the GCSA office in A162.

See you in September!


To place a request, simply complete the form below.

Once a request is filled, you MUST pick up your food from the designated locker within the 48-hour period listed. If not, your food will be re-shelved and you will lose the request.

GCSA welcomes donations. There is a box located outside the front door in B-Wing that is available for food drop-offs.

Note: We try to help as many students as possible. We ask that you adhere to the limit of two Food Locker requests a month, at an interval of once every two weeks. We cannot fill requests beyond this limit. 

To place a request, simply complete the form below.

To place a request, simply complete the form below.

To place a request, simply complete the form below.

The Orillia Campus Foodlocker is run by the Georgian College  Students’ Association. Enough non-perishable food will be provided for an individual to have one to two weeks’ of food.

How it works:

  1. Students fill out the request form below.
  2. GCSA fills a bag of food, places it in a locker with a lock on it, and emails the student the locker number and combination. It is completely anonymous.

How to donate:

Donations of non-perishable food, baby products, hygienic supplies, animal supplies and cleaning products are welcome in the Library, GCSA office and staff lounge.

To place a request, simply complete the form below.

GCSA welcomes donations. All donations can be dropped off at the GCSA office (located beside the cafeteria).

To place a request, simply complete the form below.

Attention all upcoming Georgian College graduates!

Grad photos will be taken at the Barrie Campus the week of July 11 .

Capture your great achievement for a lifetime of memories.

Your sitting will include a minimum of eight unique online poses from which you can view/order online. Both traditional grad portraits as well as some fun style shots (if desired) will be taken.

Gowns, roses, mortarboard, graduating hoods, etc. will be provided on the day of your shoot.

You can also choose from over 25 different backgrounds. You can even upload your own background!

Don’t miss this great opportunity for professional graduation portraits.

You must sign up online. To do so follow these simple steps:

About this offer

The Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) has partnered with Microsoft to offer full-time, current students the latest version of Microsoft Office suite, including:
–          Office Professional Plus 2013 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and more)
–          Office for Mac 2011
–          Windows 8.1 Pro

You’re entitled to download this software from the day you register for courses, to the day of your last exam this semester. Click here to get started. Use your student number and Blackboard password to log in.

FAQs

How did the GCSA pay for this?
The students’ association uses student fees to pay for this program.

I’ve already got Microsoft Office, can I get some of my student fees back?
Unfortunately not. Your student fees support many initiatives that help improve the student experience at Georgian.

Does the offer expire?
You have from the day you register for courses to the last day of your exams this semester to take advantage of this offer. Once you’ve downloaded the program it’s yours to keep. You’re eligible for all upgrades that come out while you’re a full-time student. Once you graduate you will no longer receive free upgrades.

Where do I find the PIN to make it permanent?
If you have downloaded the program and it is telling you that it will expire in 30 days, or has expired, the pin to make it permanent can be found under My Account on the website.

Can part time students/faculty pay into this offer to receive it?
Due to how the fees are processed this is not an option.

Who do I contact if I have a problem?
• Problems with your LOGIN ONLY: itsupport@georgianc.on.ca
• Need a new copy because of a new computer/virus: support@e-academy.com or 1.888.396.1447
• Failed download: support@e-academy.com or 1.888.396.1447
• Can’t find the download: support@e-academy.com or 1.888.396.1447

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