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SGPS Health and Dental Plan 2016-2017

For all information about coverage check out https://www.studentvip.ca/sgps/

There have been changes to the opt in and opt out procedures for the SGPS Health and Dental plan.

Coverage has changed to the All or Nothing approach. SGPS Members may no longer opt into just health or just dental coverage. You must opt into both. Students may no longer opt-out of just health or just dental coverage. You must be able to provide proof of alternative coverage for both options to be able to opt opt. For more information on opting out, check out https://www.studentvip.ca/sgps/

Students may opt in a dependent (s) or themselves into health and dental coverage from August 15th to September 29th, only. Students must check their optional fee statement for health and dental coverage automatically charged on their Fall 2016 statement on SOLUS before they inquire about opting in, to save being charged twice.
There is now a hard deadline for opting into the plan (including opting in dependents). All opt-ins must be done in the SGPS Main Office by 4:30 PM Friday September 29th. There will be no exceptions.
We can no longer accept cheques as payment for opting in. We are now able to take debit, Visa or MasterCard in our Main Office. Dependents that are opted into the plan will be active on the plan by the first week of October.

As always, there is a hard deadline for opting out of the plan. You can only opt out from September 1st to Septemeber 30th. There will be no exceptions. To opt out, please go to https://www.studentvip.ca/sgps/

Check out the infographics below for more information about the plan, including prices and what the plan gives you. If you have any questions, please contact the SGPS via email at dir.memberrelations@sgps.ca or by phone at 613.533.2924

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SGPS and The Grad Club Present: Summer Grill & Chill

Still not ready to accept that September is just around the corner? Before you have to get back to TAing and thesis writing, check out this Graduate Student event!

The SGPS and The Grad Club presents the Summer Grill & Chill.

Come to the Grad Club at 5pm on August 24th for a delicious BBQ meal (Veggie and Gluten Free Options Avaliable) for 10 bucks a peice.

FIRST 15 GUESTS GET A FREE MEAL!

At 7pm, listen to some great music performed by grad students and enjoy one of the many brews the Grad Club has to offer.

The line up for the night:
– Oakum (bluegrass)
– Escape Route (jazz)
– John Rose (folk)

Look forward to seeing you there!

Dice and Conquest: Board Game Night with the SGPS

The SGPS will be hosting a board game night at The Grad Club on Wednesday August 17 from 6-9 pm at The Grad Club. We will have a variety of games, including Catan, Betrayal at House on the Haunted Hill, Arkham Horror, and a few others. This not at your pace? Bring along your own board game and we will try to find players to play with you. Come out and roll some dice, drop some sweet cards and combos, and join us for some laughs.

The event will be held on the 3rd floor of the Grad Club. When you enter the building, turn right (skipping the first stair case), and climb the second stair case.

ALERT Immigration Status Hoax Targeting International Students

International students are being targeted by an agency that is falsely calling students directly to notify them of issues with their immigration status and asking students to pay $1500 to resolve issues. Please be advised that this is a hoax and that you should not make any payment. If you receive such a call, you should report the incident to the police. If you are concerned about your immigration status please drop by Queen’s University International Centre to talk to our International Student Advisor.

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Remember, if you want to unsubscribe to the newsletter, please use the links provided at the bottom. The SGPS cannot directly unsubscribe you. The only way to do it is through the provided links. If that does not work please contact Queen’s ITS at 613.533.6666

In this edition:

  • SGPS August Events
  • SGPS Orientation Events
  • SGPS Special Awards
  • SGPS Special Awards Standing Committee
  • Health & Dental Prices for 2016/2017
  • Dissertation on the Lake
  • Career Services Peer (Volunteer)
  • Senate Residence Committee Call
  • Queen’s Paid Research Studies
  • Summer Music Camps
  • Graduate Mentor Program
  • Health & Dental Plan
  • Health and Safety Training

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SGPS Awards Nominations open for 2015-16

Good afternoon,

The SGPS will be opening a call for nominations to recognize the exceptional work of it’s membership and the Queen’s University community. This year the SGPS will be giving out three awards: The SGPS Student Contribution Award, the SGPS Staff/Faculty Excellence Award, and the SGPS Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow Excellence Award. The deadline for nominations will be on August 24th, 2016. Applications are submitted online at the SGPS website (http://sgps.ca/sgps-awards-2015-16/). The two student awards will include a small monetary prize of $300. Below are the eligibility criteria for the awards.

  1. Eligibility for SGPS Student Contribution Awards:
    (1) Must be an SGPS member
    (2) Must have made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership and/or Queen’s Community
  1. Eligibility for SGPS Staff/Faculty Excellence Award:
    (1) Must be a Queen’s University staff/faculty member, and
    (2) Must have made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership outside of the classroom.
  1. Eligibility for SGPS Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow Excellence Award:
    (1) Must be a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow AND an SGPS member for some interval of time during the 12 months preceding the nomination period.
    (2) Must have made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership and/or Queen’s Community.

Best regards and good luck with the nomination process,

Kyle Curlew,
Social Commissioner,
Chair of the SGPS Special Awards Committee.

 

SGPS Meet and Greet for International Students

grizzly_grillNext Saturday, August 6th, come out to the Grizzly Grill and meet other International students in Graduate and Professional programs!

This dry (no alcohol served), family friendly event will take place from 4PM – 7PM. Food and beverages will be provided at no cost to you!

The SGPS International Students’ Committee is looking forward to meeting everyone in a relaxed environment where we can chit chat and have fun!

* Please note that this is not an accessible event as it will take place on the second floor of the Grizzly Grill.

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The SGPS E-Newsletter 0190 is ready!

Remember, if you want to unsubscribe to the newsletter, please use the links provided at the bottom. The SGPS cannot directly unsubscribe you. The only way to do it is through the provided links. If that does not work please contact Queen’s ITS at 613.533.6666

In this edition:

  • SGPS July Events
  • SGPS Social & Athletic Events
  • Health & Dental Prices for 2016/2017
  • SGPS Special Awards Standing Committee
  • Summer Music Camps
  • Graduate Mentor Program
  • Dissertation on the Lake
  • Senate Residence Committee Call
  • Queen’s Paid Research Studies
  • SGPS Health & Dental Plan – Fees
  • SGPS Health & Dental Plan – Making Claims

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Canada Post Labour Disruption & Claim Reimbursement

As you may already know, there could be a labour disruption at Canada Post. This would mean that if you are not currently set up for direct deposit for Health and Dental claim reimbursement, you will not receive reimbursement until after the labour dispute is settled.

If you have already set yourself up for direct deposit reimbursement you have nothing to worry about.

If you haven’t set yourself up for direct deposit reimbursement, click here for instructions on how to do so.

If you experience any issues setting up direct deposit or any issues receiving payment after you set up direct deposit, please contact our Health and Dental provider (RWAM) directly at 1-877-888-7926