Student Health and Dental Plan
The Saitsa Health and Dental plan, administered through the Campus Trust, provides access to thousands of dollars in coverage for prescription medication, dental treatments, paramedical services and multiple other benefits at a premium 5 times cheaper than traditional coverage plans.
The cost of each plan is as follows:
- Health Plan Fee: $127 per year split in two payments ($63.50 each)
- Dental Plan Fee: $135 per year split in two payments ($67.50 each)
The following SAIT students are eligible for the health and dental plan:
- International Students: All international students
- Domestic Students: Full-time (9+ credits) in an eligible program at SAIT
SAIT students assessed both fees, for each plan, will have the following coverage period based on their term start date:
- Summer 2022: May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023
- Fall 2022: September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023
- Winter 2023: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023
- Spring 2023: May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024
If you have existing health and/or dental coverage, you may request to opt out or coordinate your benefits to receive up to 100% reimbursement for eligible expenses incurred.
Students at SAIT that have comparable coverage to Saitsa’s health and dental plan have the option of opting out.
You do not need to register to file for an opt-out.
*Please see below for Opt Out deadlines
Adding Family Members
SAIT students may add their family members to their health and/or dental plans.
Family Add-on Fee Guide:
Family Add-on +1 Health – $200
Family Add-on +1 Dental – $225
Family Add-on 2+ Health – $275
Family Add-on 2+ Dental – $325
Please see below for Add Family deadlines and definitions
Opt Out & Add-Family Deadlines
July 1 – July 22
Sept. 1 – Sept. 16
Oct. 1 – Oct. 21
Jan. 1 – Jan. 20
Feb. 1 – Feb. 17
March 1 – March 17
April 1 – April 21
May 1 – May 19
*Submitting an add family or opt out application before or after your deadline period will be declined
Wellness Services and Resources*
Free Counselling at SAIT
SAIT Student Development and Counselling is currently operating in-person and virtually.
Call the SAIT Counselling office at 403.284.7023 to book an appointment.
SAIT Counselling Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Headversity Resilience Training App
Access Code: S3A6T9
Headversity is a SAIT mental wellness app providing users with content and resources to better
understand mental health and develop skills necessary to overcome adversities and challenges.
For more information click here.
*These services/resources are provided by SAIT not Saitsa, any inquiries should be directed towards SAIT
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
How do I know if I have paid the Health and Dental fees?
Saitsa Health and Dental charges are not included within your tuition costs, they appear as separate line items.
SAIT students can check their online student account statement and locate the following line items to see if they have been charged:
“Student Health Plan Fee”
“Student Dental Plan Fee”
*Please ensure you are checking the correct term for the fees.
How do I pay the Health and Dental fees?
Students can pay their health and dental fees the same way they pay their tuition.
SAIT accepts payments in one of the five online methods:
1. Pre-authorized debit (PADs)
2. Credit Card
3. Online banking through your financial institution
4. PayMyTuition (for international students to pay in your home currency)
5. CIBC International Student Pay
*Note: A 2.5% service fee will be charged on all credit card payments and a 1.5% service fee will be added to all Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit transaction. These service fees are non-refundable.
How do I get my Benefits Cards?
You must first register on studentbenefits.ca prior to receiving your virtual benefits cards.
After you have registered you may follow the below steps:
1. Select “Benefit Card Info” on the left-hand side of the home webpage
2. Choose to either view your Pharmacy Card or your Dental Card
3. Take a screenshot or print your cards
By presenting your Benefit Card, you can fill prescriptions at any pharmacy and access your dental benefits at your dental office.
Do I need to opt out every year?
SAIT students are required to submit an opt out form every year they are returning as an eligible full-time student.
What if I want to opt back in?
SAIT students can only opt back in to the plan if the coverage they used to opt out terminates or changes within 30 days of receiving an approved opt-out email. After 30 days of receiving an approved opt-out, students are no longer eligible to opt back in.
Confirmation of loss of coverage is required on re-application for coverage. Please email proof of loss of coverage to email@example.com or drop in to visit the SAITSA Resource Centre office located MC107 of Stan Grad building.
What does Family Add-on +1 and 2+ mean?
Family Add-on +1:
Can add 1 spouse or partner, or 1 child under 21
Family Add-on 2+
Can add 1 spouse or partner and/or 1 or more children under 21
Why is the Saitsa Health and Dental Plan mandatory?
The health plan is mandatory because the cost would be too great and the benefit too little. In an opt-out package, insurers are able to spread out the potential risk (i.e. the likelihood that they would have to pay the claim) amongst a large group of people, driving down the cost for everyone.
How am I charged for the plan?
SAIT students are automatically assessed the Health and Dental fees when they are enrolled in an eligible program and have 9 or more credits for the term. Students can be assessed the fees anytime within the Add/Drop deadline period.
Alternatively, if a SAIT student drops below 9 credits, the Health and Dental fees will be removed from your student account and your coverage terminated immediately.
What if my provider is not set up to submit my claim directly?
You must pay up-front and then submit the claim for reimbursement. Claims can be submitted here. Alternatively, you can submit a claim via email, fax, or mail by printing a claim form (found in the Download Centre on studentbenefits.ca) and attaching your receipts.
*Please note: Doctor referrals are required for some expenses, and must be submitted with your claim.
How do I know if the drug I have been prescribed is covered under the plan?
How do I receive my 90-Day Travel Card?
Students can access their virtual travel card by following the below steps:
- Visit studentbenefits.ca
- Choosing SAIT Students’ Association as your school.
- Once on the home page, select “Download Centre” found on the left-hand navigation pane.
- Select “Travel Card” from the options provided
*Please note you must first register on studentbenefits.ca prior to accessing the 90-day travel card.
Can I only use my benefits in Calgary or Alberta?
No, the Saitsa Health and Dental Plan can be used in any province and/or territory in Canada towards eligible services and providers.
Questions? Concerns? Please fill out the contact form below or reach us by email.