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Important plan info

If you are a Teaching Assistant at Carleton University, you are entitled to benefits as part of your membership in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600.

  • These benefits are in addition to those provided by the Graduate Students Association (GSA) or any other plan through another carrier. Your union benefits can be accessed regardless of what other coverage you may or may not have.
  • When submitting a claim, you will need to provide GSC with both your CAR + Student Number and CTA + Student number for us to be able to process your claim correctly.
  • If you want to sign up for direct deposit, you must go to plan member online and create an account under both your GSC ID numbers using different user names, one for each.
  • For your benefit details of your top-up TA plan please click here or contact customer service at 1.888.711.1119
  • For all your claiming needs, click here.
  • When claiming child care benefits, you must include the original paid receipt, confirmation from the University or Faculty supervisor on the hours worked and what you qualify for and whether there is any government subsidy.

Temporary blackout period

Are you a new TA or new to the health and dental plan?  You’ll be in a temporary “blackout” (aka inactive) period from September 1st each year while GSC collects and updates your information. Don’t  worry. You can still submit claims for health or dental services. Once enrolment is complete, GSC will start processing your claims we have on file. When the blackout period ends, we encourage you to sign up for Plan Member Online Services, direct deposit and download our GSC on the Go® app - it’s quick, easy and convenient.  Remember, your GSC ID number is your student association’s three-letter code + your student number (example:  ABC123456).  Look for the code next to your student association’s name at the top of this page.

Opt in for family members

Want to add a family member to your health and dental benefits plan? Visit your student association office in person or click the 'Your student association' link below.

Opt out information

Have alternate coverage and want to opt-out of your student health and dental plan? Requests are accepted for a limited time only. Certain restrictions may apply – click the 'Opt Out' link below for more information.

Now available! Make claims and get your money back all online!

That’s right, now you can submit your claims for health and dental services online via Plan Member Online Services. And that’s not all – sign up for direct deposit on Online Services, and kiss waiting for cheques in the mail goodbye!