NBCC International Student Guard.me Opt Out


Note: Guard.me opt outs are now closed for the Winter 2023 intake.

Opt outs for new students to the Fall intake, or returning students to the Fall 2023 intake who purchased plans in Fall 2022 will be accepted through August 14 to September 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

Opt outs for the GuardMe Canada plan will require proof of valid New Brunswick Medicare through the end of the policy period. Late opt outs or opt outs submitted by email will NOT be accepted.

Fall 2023 intake policies will be valid September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024.

Pre-arrival insurance through Guard.me can be purchased directly from GuardMe via their website https://www.guard.me/nbcc

International Student Guard.Me

All active international students are required to hold the Guard.me Canada Plan from the first day of their Academic Term unless they can meet the opt out requirements below.

If you can answer YES to one of the following questions, you can submit an opt out request via the form below.

  • I have valid New Brunswick Medicare coverage through the end of my academic term, OR
  • I have a valid Guard.Me Plan issued by NBCC in the last 12 months that is still active. 

If your New Brunswick Medicare coverage expires before the last day of the calendar year, an opt out is NOT available, and it is your responsibility to ensure you reapply for New Brunswick Medicare in advance of its expiry.

For more information on the Guard.me Canada Plan, and the Guard.me Excursion Plan https://www.guard.me/nbcc or watch the pre-arrival webinar session.


Frequently Asked Questions