The University Students’ Council (USC) is pleased to a provide eligible, full-time undergraduate students at Western University health and dental coverage through our PurpleCare plan. Students are automatically assessed the premiums upon accepting their offer to Western or registering for the fall semester. Coverage begins September 1 through August 31 of the following year. To be considered full time, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3.5 credits as of September 1 every year.
From chiropractor appointments to yearly dental exams and emergency travel assistance, the PurpleCare plan is one of the most comprehensive student health plans in the country. We encourage students to take advantage of the wide offering of supports and services we cover throughout the year.
The University Students’ Council (USC) is so excited to announce the launch of PurpleCare, our new health and dental plan! Students will automatically be enrolled in the plan and can access information about benefits at http://www.purplecare.ca.
This year, students will also be able to access mental health support resources through our myWellness program, including mental health assessments, personalized action plans, and counselling appointments that are specifically tailored to your needs and language preferences.
Already have health and dental coverage? You have options. You can opt-out of the USC’s health and dental plan by visiting http://www.purplecare.ca and heading to the benefits plan enrolment tab. Be sure to fill out the opt-out form by September 23rd.
A: Yes, if you already have coverage, you can opt out of the USC’s health and dental plan by visiting http://www.purplecare.ca. Head to the Benefits Plan Enrolment and fill out the opt-out form.
A: Your coverage period begins on September 1st, 2020 and ends on August 31st, 2021.