Distance Learning Students

If a full-time Distance Learning student is eligible, the student can Opt-In the Benefits plan – they are not automatically enrolled as other full-time students.
An “eligible” student is defined as:

  • Member of SAMHC
  • Enrolled in minimum 9 credits
  • Under age 65
  • Residing in Canada
  • Covered under a provincial health care plan or equivalent (ie: Alberta Health)
  • Not enrolled in a Distance Learning* program at MHC

*Distance Learning students will receive a letter if they become eligible explaining how to enroll in the Heath Benefits.


In order to Opt-In visit: http://www.studentbenefits.ca and complete the Opt-In Form. Once the form is submitted (if they are eligible) and the fees have been paid, you will receive an “APPROVED” confirmation email, be sure to keep your confirmation email. Submitting the form does not guarantee coverage – the student MUST receive an approved email.


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