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Improving Services
for NIC Students

Equitable Access to Extended Health Coverage

North Island Students’ Union (NISU) called a referendum fall 2022 to seek student opinion about a proposed update to the extended health and dental plan definition of full time studies. A referendum is when the members of an electorate body, in this case the members of NISU (all credit earning NIC students), are asked to vote for a proposed service level or policy change. The NISU Board of Directors, fellow students, had voted to bring this forward for consideration. Having extended health and dental coverage helps students live their best lives, focusing on studies, and for many is the first time they can access much needed services, such as dental care, vision coverage, physiotherapy, counselling and more.

Update! Fall 2023
Our referendum passed!
88% of students agree, 6 or more credits being considered full-time, for fall 2023 and beyond.

Are you in favour of updating the definition of full time studies to
6 credits or equivalent?

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The plan is mandatorily applied to all students with six or more credits in the fall and winter semesters. Those with equivalent coverage may opt out of this coverage

Learn about this plan

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