What is UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan)?

UHIP is basic health care insurance for non-resident students and employees at participating universities. UHIP provides insurance to pay the cost of the hospital and medical services that students or employees and their families might need to maintain their health while in Canada. All international (non-resident) students must have health care insurance while studying in Ontario.The University will we be aware that you are an International student per your registration and you will be automatically enrolled for UHIP.

If you are a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident and do not have OHIP coverage you must contact Student Financial Services at King’s University College to request UHIP coverage. Our office can order up to 3 months of UHIP coverage for you, while you apply for OHIP. If your OHIP application is denied we can extend your UHIP coverage beyond the 3 months, with a copy of the letter from OHIP stating that you were declined coverage.  

Who is the UHIP insurer?

The UHIP insurer is Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Sun Life).

How do I contact Sun Life?

General enquiries: Telephone: 1-866-500-UHIP (8447) e-mail: uhip@sunlife.com

Claim enquiries: Telephone: 1-866-500-UHIP

How Do I Print My UHIP Card? 

Sun Life will email the UHIP card directly to members who are registered in UHIP with an activated  Western (@uwo) email address. Students who have not activated their Western email in time, as well as staff who did not have a Western email when they registered for UHIP, will need to log into the Sun Life site to print their UHIP card (see instructions below). 

How to print your UHIP Card
Where can I get detailed information about UHIP?

Please visit the UHIP website www.uhip.ca/

Note: UHIP is regulated by the Council of Ontario Universities. It is in effect at all Ontario universities (except the University of Windsor). Universities cannot alter or waive its fees or conditions. Information is subject to change without notice.

DISCLAIMER: Every attempt has been made to ensure the information contained herein is valid at the time of posting. King's University College, however, reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements at any time and without notice. No clerical or mechanical error made by a University - or any of the parties to the UHIP insurance contract - will invalidate insurance otherwise in force, or continue insurance otherwise terminated under the policy’s term and conditions.

If you have any questions please contact studentfinance@kings.uwo.ca