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By Matthew Le Blanc
Mohawk students can keep their bill of health clean with the newly implemented student health plan.
Costing $154 a year, students will receive a full 12 months of coverage, which covers a broad spectrum of health care needs.
Benefits range from 80 per cent for prescription drugs to 70 per cent for a cleaning at the dentist.
Vision care, travel, and tuition insurance, which covers 100 per cent of your tuition fees should you need to withdraw from classes, are also available under the plan.
The President of the Mohawk Students’ Association Kathleen Cullen says the students deserved better this year.
“We brought it to referendum [and] asked them if it was something they needed,” she said. “It obviously passed with flying colours and students are really happy with the coverage they got.”
In the past, the Mohawk Students’ Association offered a $17 plan which offered basic and minimal coverage of health care needs.
Student Care, the company providing the health plan, has set up a network of health care professionals who will offer an extra 20-30 per cent discount to students who decide to use their services.
Students ready to graduate can continue to receive coverage by applying to Student Care’s Continuum Plan at a slightly increased rate.
Anyone wishing to opt-out of the plan can visit the Student Care office located at G110 or may simply fill out a form online. Proof of existing coverage will be needed in order to receive full reimbursement.
For more information, visit http://www.ihaveaplan.ca and http://www.continuumplan.com.