Opt Out

All international and exchange students are automatically enrolled with Guard.me insurance each semester until the student submits confirmation of other accepted coverage. Only the following are accepted as equivalent coverage:

  • BC Medical Service Plan ( MSP)
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau- Sponsored Plan

Proof of MSP must include:

  • photo of their MSP card plus one of the following:
  • Letter that was issued with the MSP card, showing effective date or
  • Current MSP bill showing effective coverage or
  • Health Insurance BC confirmation of MSP enrollment letter
  • MSP card issued more than 3 months prior to start of the semester

Students with accepted equivalent coverage can cancel Guard.me by confirming proof of coverage within the dates listed below:

 MSP coverage is effective beforeDeadline to submit the proof of MSP
Fall Semester (Sept to Dec) September 1 September 30
Winter Semester (Jan to Apr) January 1 January 31
Summer Semester (May to Aug) May 1 May 31

After the deadlines above, you may submit your confirmation of MSP to stop auto-enrollment for the next semester. Please note that there is no partial cancellation or refund after the deadlines above.

Once you submit the confirmation of MSP, you will receive a confirmation email to your myOkanagan email.

If you have any questions, please contact intedmed@okanagan.bc.ca and to find more information, go to: www.okanagan.bc.ca/intedmed


Eligible Plans

  • BC Medical Services Plan (BC MSP)
  • Saudi Arabian Culture Bureau (GWL)

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