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IMPORTANT NOTICE: French students who are enrolled in a program of study that leads to a degree and have a RAMQ card valid for more than one year.

During the month of November 2014, the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ) will be doing a verification of your full-time status at McGill University. You will be receiving this letter by mail from RAMQ that requires you under all circumstances to send back the verification document by either fax or by mail to the address indicated in the letter.
If you do not return the verification document, the RAMQ will retroactively cancel your RAMQ coverage to September 1st 2014.
If you have moved or your Montreal address has changed and you have not received the said letter by the 15th of November, 2014, it is recommended that you contact the RAMQ office without delay at 514-864-3411.

By Senate Regulation, ALL international students (full-time, part-time, exchange, special and visiting) and their accompanying dependent(s) are required to participate in the University's compulsory sickness and accident plan. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. The list of exemption categories can be found under Eligibility for Exemption. Please note that, students covered by private health insurance are not exempt from the McGill plan.

Exemption requests must be done on Minerva by specified deadlines. You are encouraged to send your supporting document(s) to support your exemption by email. Address your email to international [dot] health [at] mcgill [dot] ca and attach the file(s) to the email in either one of the accepted formats: tagged image format (.tif, .tiff for scanned images) or standard PDF (.pdf) - encrypted PDFs are not accepted. Indicate your First Name, Last Name, and McGill ID in the subject line of your email. You may also submit your supporting document(s) in-person at ISS office. Students at Macdonald campus are recommended to send their documents by email.

Exemptions are valid for one year only, and must be renewed each subsequent year.