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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

Travel Insurance Infographic

Health and Dental Infographic

SGPS Opt Out Deadline

Next Friday, September 30th 2016, is the hard deadline for opting out of the SGPS Health & Dental Plan or the Optional SGPS Student Activity Fees. All opt-outs close at 11:59PM on Friday, September 30th 2016.

Late opt-outs will not be accepted.

For information about the SGPS Health and Dental Plan, see <http://sgps.cfswpnetwork.ca/2016/08/15/sgps-health-and-dental-plan-2016-2017/>

To opt out of the SGPS Health & Dental Plan, go to <https://studentvip.ca/optout.aspx?optout_period_id=17fafe4b-c6a0-4755-b26c-64afde2c19fa>

For information about Optional SGPS Student Activity Fees, see <http://sgps.cfswpnetwork.ca/about-the-sgps/sgps-activity-fees/optional-fee-information/>
To opt out of Optional Fees, go to <https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/optout/>

The last day to have dependents added to the SGPS Health & Dental Plan is also next Friday, September 30th 2016. Health & Dental opt-ins will not be accepted after 4:30PM on Friday, September 30th 2016.

For information about having dependents added to the SGPS Health and Dental Plan, see <http://sgps.cfswpnetwork.ca/health/health-opt-in/>

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In this edition:

To view the newsletter, click here: newsletter-00193-september2016

Winners of the 2015/2016 SGPS Awards

The SGPS Special Awards Committee would like to congratulate the following people for there hard work and dedication to the Queen’s University Community.

The winner of the SGPS Student Contribution Award is Raynold Wonder Alorse, PhD Candidate in the department of Political Studies. We would like to also announce an honorable mention to Madison Hainstock, MSc. candidate in Health Promotion, from the School of Kinesiology.

The winner of the SGPS TA/TF Excellence Award is Maseeh Haseeb, PhD candidate in the Department of Law. We would like to also announce an honorable mention to Omar Bachour, PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy.

The winner of the Faculty/Staff Excellence Award is Dr. Sarita Srivastava from the department of Sociology. We would like to also announce an honorable mention to Harry Smith from the Office of the Ombudsman.

I would like to thank all the highly qualified applicants who applied to these awards and I encourage members of the SGPS to apply again next year.

Best regards,
Kyle Curlew,

Chair of the SGPS Special Awards Committee.

SGPS E-NEWSLETTER 0192

Newsletter GraphicThe SGPS E-Newsletter 0192 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 Orientation Week 2016
  • Student Activity Fees
  • Optional Fee Opt-Outs
  • SGPS on Social Media
  • Orientation Week 2016 Calendar
  • SGPS Health & Dental Plan 2016-2017
  • Your Student Card is Your Bus Pass
  • SGPS Job Opportunities
  • Info About QUIC
  • Food Committee Volunteer Needed
  • Graduate Mentor Program
  • Queen’s Paid Research Studies
  • Women’s Campus Safety Grant
  • Volunteers Needed – Guinness World Record Event
  • SGPS Health & Dental Plan
  • Guinness World Record Attempt Volunteer Roles
  • PSAC Local 901 News & Updates
  • International Innovation Challenge 2016

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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.