Dental Change of Coverage (Opt-Out and Family Enrolment) for the 2022-2023 Academic year and “Blackout” Period Reminder

Brad WalchukUncategorized

The Dental Premium Rates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year have been settled.  There will be no increases this academic year for dental premiums.  Please see this important letter for dental rates and important information about opting out of dental coverage or enrolling in family dental coverage: 2022-2023-Dental-Letter-U2-Members.pdf
CUPE 3906 Unit 2 Members (Sessional Faculty and Hourly Rated Sessional Music Faculty, excluding those employed by the Faculty of Health Science) are automatically enrolled in CUPE 3906 dental coverage each academic year (based on Unit 2 employment status during the academic year).

We are now accepting family dental enrolments for Unit 2 members working in the Fall 2022 term.  The form to enroll in family dental coverage is now available on our website:

We are also accepting dental opt-outs for the 2022-2023 Academic year for Unit 2 members working in the Fall 2022 Term.

Members can elect to opt-out of the coverage if they have comparable coverage (e.g., with a spouse or a parent).  (Please note that GSA coverage does not count as eligible alternate coverage for the purpose of opting-out.)  Members must submit Proof of alternate coverage (with your name on it) with a completed opt-out form for their opt-out to proceed.  To view what constitutes proof of alternate coverage, please click here:

For a copy of the Unit 2 Dental Opt-Out Form, please visit:

The deadline for all Fall 2022 change of coverage forms and supporting documentation for Unit 2 members working in the Fall 2022 term will be October 1st, 2022.  Please submit your change of coverage forms to:

Please note that you must enroll in family dental coverage or opt-out of dental coverage every academic year in which you are working as a Unit 2 member if you do not wish to default (and be charged for) single dental coverage.

Please note: All eligible members may experience a delay in their receipt of dental reimbursements for eligible claims made in September and October.  This is due to a coverage blackout/re-enrolment period over which we have no control.  If you will be an eligible member heading to the dentist in September or October, please obtain a copy of a completed standard claim form (with tooth surface and procedural codes) from your dentist for reimbursement once the blackout/enrollment period is over. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

For more general information about CUPE 3906 Unit 2 dental coverage, please visit: