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  • Health Plan Opt-Outs and Opt-Changes Billing Update

    September 19th, 2018

    If you opted-out or opt-changed your Green Shield health plan, it might not show on your account yet. Please note that direct billing and online services may be down for you as all student insurance accounts are not active yet.

    UW Financial Services and the UWSA are working together to make the billing process better, and you can expect your accounts to be updated in the next week!

    If you have questions about your Green Shield coverage, including your benefits, or how to make a claim, contact the UWSA at

    If you have questions about your fees or your student account, including what fees are on your account and why, contact UW Student Financial Services at

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  • UWSA September Board Meeting

    September 18th, 2018

    The first UWSA Board Meeting of the year is today! All students are welcome to attend and there will be time for questions. Join us as we plan and participate for this academic year. Meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the Bulman Student Centre (Below Riddell Hall).

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  • Student Safety Tips: Safe Removal of Needles

    September 11th, 2018

    Needles should be disposed of it safely. However, discarded needles are sometimes found in public areas. Safe disposal saves yourself and others from getting hurt accidentally.

    1. Always use sharps disposal containers to dispose of needles safely. These containers can be found in the following washrooms:
      – AxX Washrooms, both genders
      – Bullman Center, both washrooms,
      – RecPlex Main Floor Entrance, Accessible Washroom
    2. Don’t try to pick up and dispose needles if you see them and stay an arm’s length away. Some needles might be contaminated. Campus Security is trained to dispose needles safely. Call them at (204) 786-6666 and give them details of the location.
    3. Be careful when disposing feminine hygiene products and waste. Don’t put your hand inside waste receptacles.
    4. If you accidently get pricked by a needle, call security and go to the nearest emergency room for immediate medical attention.

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  • International Students' Healthcare Update

    September 7th, 2018

    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, same as before. These students will now show their 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:

    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:

    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:

    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:

    Justin Carruthers
    International Student Services
    1Ri42, 1st floor, 475 Portage Avenue


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