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Important Student Health Insurance Updates for New and Continuing GSEC Students

April 27, 2020

Students starting at the Grad School this summer may choose to purchase summer-only student health insurance coverage. Details on cost, benefits and timelines are available on the student health insurance website. New GSEC students who want to enroll in student health insurance for the summer must contact Mike Pigou (mike.pigou@usi.com or 503-417-9235) to process their enrollment with PacificSource. Enrollment is currently open for new GSEC summer-session students.

Student health insurance coverage for GSEC students who enrolled in student health insurance for the spring semester will continue through August 31, 2020. GSEC students who were enrolled in student health insurance for the spring and who will be enrolled in classes for fall 2020 may choose to purchase student health insurance coverage for the fall. If you are a GSEC student and wish to purchase coverage for fall semester 2020, enrollment will open in mid-July. Details about how to enroll (or re-enroll) for fall coverage will be sent to GSEC students later this summer.

If you had student health insurance this spring, but you won’t be enrolled in classes at Lewis & Clark in fall 2020, you are ineligible to purchase fall student health insurance. However, you are eligible to apply for individual health insurance through the health insurance marketplace (https://www.healthcare.gov) due to your loss of coverage. To take advantage of this special enrollment option, you must apply for coverage within 60 days of your loss of coverage.

Finally, we realize that some students have experienced a loss of health insurance due to COVID-19. If a GSEC student loses their health insurance during a semester, they may be eligible for enrollment in the student health insurance plan. Students should contact Mike Pigou (mike.pigou@usi.com or 503-417-9235) for details.