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ACA Highlights for Parents

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LEWIS & CLARK HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Lewis & Clark requires that all degree seeking and visiting, Undergraduate and Law students have medical insurance coverage comparable to that offered through the school’s comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. For more information on the rationale behind this requirement please click here. Students enrolled in the Academic English Studies program and those participating in domestic programs to New York City and Washington DC, also are held to this insurance requirement. Students at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling may voluntarily enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students do not need to enroll in the school-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan to access services at the Student Health Service. Many services at the Student Health Service are provided at no charge to students.

Lewis & Clark, in partnership with USI Northwest, has selected Aetna Student Health to be administrators of the Student Health Insurance Plan, which is underwritten by the Aetna Life Insurance Company. Please visit the Aetna Student Health website through the link below for complete information on benefits and enrollment for students and dependents. For students seeking coverage for 2013-2014 academic year, the College requires $500,000 of coverage due to the new requirements of health care reform.  Students that apply for the Aetna plan are encouraged to register for Aetna Navigator which will helps track claims.  You can also print out a temporary identification card and more on the Aetna site. Aetna Student Health also provides a Customer Service number just for Lewis & Clark students. If you have questions call their toll-free number, 1-877-375-7911.

AETNA STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION

UNDERGRADUATE AND LAW STUDENTS: Lewis & Clark College requires that all degree seeking and visiting, Undergraduate and Law students have medical insurance coverage comparable to that offered through the school’s comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. Students enrolled in the Academic English Studies program also are held to this insurance requirement. Students are afforded one opportunity in each academic year to waive the school’s coverage and must waive each year. The premium for the school’s insurance is charged in two installments, one for the Fall term and one for the Spring/Summer terms. If students do not submit an annual health insurance waiver ONLINE with AETNA, they will be automatically enrolled in coverage through the Student Health Insurance Plan, for the academic year.  For eligible students, information regarding the submission of the online insurance waiver, and the associated deadline, will accompany the first billing statement of the semester. Any questions about who is eligible to submit an insurance waiver may be directed to Student and Departmental Account Services at 503-768-7829 or accountservices@lclark.edu.

Undergraduate and Law Student Summary of Benefits for 2013-14

If you waive the school’s coverage, and subsequently lose your private insurance coverage, you are required to enroll in the College’s Student Health Insurance Plan. Please contact Student and Departmental Account Services to rescind your waiver and enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan is voluntary for Graduate students throughout the academic year. For information about benefits and coverage see the Graduate Student Summary of Benefits below.

2013-14 Graduate Student Summary of Benefits

The deadlines for voluntary enrollment are:  

  • 2013-14 Graduate Student Enrollment Deadline Dates: Fall Semester - 10/1/13;  Spring/Summer Semester - 2/1/14; Group “A” - 6/5/14; Group “B” - 7/16/14; Group “C” - 8/21/14.

Please see the “Frequently Asked Questions” below for more information about the Student Health Insurance plan. Additional help with insurance questions also can be found by calling Patricia Wylie at USI Northwest (503-295-6357), Moira Domann in the Business office (503-768-7878), or Fayne Griffiths in Student and Departmental Accounts Services (503-768-7826). 

Additional Information

Why School Insurance?

Frequently Asked Questions 2013-14

Tips on Pre-existing Conditions 2013-14

Online Insurance Waiver

Comparable Coverage

Dental Insurance & Discounts

Aetna Student Health