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Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption from McGill's International Health Insurance plan. 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.

To request an exemption, please access Minerva ⇒ Student⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form=>Confirm IHI coverage and select Request an exemption from the default coverage from the drop-down list. Next, please select the exemption category that applies to your situation. Please do not select "Termination of Insurance", "Reassessment" or "Not exempt".

Send your supporting document(s) to support your exemption by email. Address your email to [at] 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. 

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

In addition to the information above, please also review ISS' FAQs page.

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