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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I opt-out of the Health Benefits Plan?

A:​ If students have Health Benefits coverage through another means (e.g. parents, spouse, etc.) they can opt out of the NOSMU plan, but must show proof of this to be eligible to opt-out. Opt-out period will be September 1st-30th, 2023.  Students will opt-out directly through the NOSMUSC Health Benefits page

Q: Can I add a dependent to my plan (spouse, children, etc.)?

A:​ Dependents can be added to your plan, the cost to do so is paid directly through WeSpeakStudent on the NOSMUSC Health Benefits page during the Opt-In/Opt-Out period  from September 1st-30th, 2022. 

Q: How do fees and enrollment work?

A:​ For Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Students, Fees are paid directly to NOSM University and collected as part of student ancillary fees when tuition is paid. Students will be automatically enrolled in the plan as of September 1, 2022. 

For NODIP students for the 2022-2023 school year only, students will need to opt-in to the health benefits plan. Details will be communicated directly through the registrar's office.

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