The York Federation of Students offers a very comprehensive student health and dental plan in all of Canada. The plan covers extended health and dental insurance all at a low cost to you. Most full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the plan, however students should always check their Student Account Statement to confirm enrollment before seeking undergoing treatments or purchasing services and medications. If you have comparable insurance, you can coordinate your benefits or opt-out for a refund!

For more information about the Health and Dental Plan, contact:

For updates on Green Shield Canada’s responses to COVID-19 and to learn about your plan online, please visit:

Opt in/out date and deadlines for 2020/2021


Fall Deadline: The deadline to opt out and opt in for the Health and Dental Plan is October 16, 2020.

Winter Deadline: Students who did NOT enroll in Fall or Full-year courses and began in the Winter are eligible to opt-in/out during the Winter student deadline period January 1, 2021 – February 5, 2021.

Note: After completing the online opt out, you will receive an email indicating that you completed the opt-out process including a confirmation code.

*If you do not receive an email, it means that your application did not go through or was not successful.

The Health Plan fee will be reimbursed to your student account around two – three weeks after submission, if your application is deemed successful. If you have already paid the YFS Health & Dental Plan levy, you can Request a Refund online on the Student Financial Services page. If you have not yet paid the YFS Health & Dental Plan levy the amount will be reversed into your York University Student Account Statement.