Confirm a dependent’s student status

Last updated: May 29, 2019

Once a dependent child turns either 18 or 21 (depending on what it says in your plan booklet), he or she must be a full-time student in order to be insured under your policy. For dependents aged 25 or under, you must confirm their student status before September 1 of each year. If you don’t confirm their status, they’ll lose their coverage under your group plan.

Before you start

  • You might see different options and fields than what’s shown here, depending on your plan. If there’s any information you can’t see or make changes to, contact the person responsible for your plan.
  • Any changes you make to your dependents’ information will take effect right away, unless you specify a future date.

Here’s how you can confirm your dependent child’s student status online.

Steps

  1. Log in to your account. Need help logging in?
  2. Click Your account.
  3. Depending on your plan, you will see one of the following two options: Enrolment and coverage or Dependents and coordination of benefits. Click whichever of these options appears on your screen.

Don’t see either option?

That probably means your plan doesn’t allow you to make changes to your dependent list online. You will have to ask the person responsible for your plan to do it for you.