Student Health Insurance

Tue, 2014-04-01 10:35 -- univcomm

Student Health Insurance

Anderson University expects that all students have medical insurance to help pay unanticipated medical expenses. Many students may remain on family medical insurance policies but for those that do not, the purchase of an individual insurance plan is necessary. International students are expected to have adequate medical coverage as a condition of their enrollment at Anderson University.

The following information is provided to assist students and families decide what, if any, medical insurance coverage is appropriate. These medical services and insurance coverage are provided by Anderson University for eligible students:

  • Student Health Services provides comprehensive health services to students including immediate care, health counseling, referrals, and wellness education. For more information visit http://www.anderson.edu/campus/health/.
  • Insurance for Student Athletes is provided by Anderson University in the event of an intercollegiate sports related injury. The Athletic Training staff is available to assist in the filing student athlete insurance claims. Detailed information may be found on the Athletics website.
     
For medical services beyond what is provided by Anderson University, most students remain covered by a parent’s medical plan. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as Health Care Reform, dependents may continue coverage under a family plan until age 26. Group plans are required to extend coverage regardless of the dependent, student or marital status of a child. Families are encouraged to check with their health insurance plan or employer to elect or verify continuation of group coverage.
 
Students without access to a group or family medical plan are required to have medical coverage under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  Individual medical plan options are available by accessing the Health Care Marketplace website for the student’s state of residence. To obtain more information about the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace visit https://www.healthcare.gov/