Student Health Insurance Benefits and Rates for 2019-2020
The Student Health Insurance benefits and premiums for the 2019-20 academic year have been confirmed.
Lewis & Clark students utilized the student health insurance plan very heavily in the last two years - students actually received significantly more paid benefits in claims under the plan than they paid in premiums. As a result, the premiums for the plan are increasing for 2019-2020 between 8% and 9%, depending on the student’s school affiliation (undergraduate, Law, or Graduate School). These premium increases compare to average increases in premiums for employer-based health insurance plans of about 13%.
Premiums for the 2019-2020 health insurance plan are listed below. Premiums are assessed twice yearly, for fall and spring semester, and provide students with 12 months of health insurance coverage. The student health insurance plan provides access to both a local and national provider network. Click the links below to find out more about the plan.
*The fall premium for first year law students only will be $1,530.50 as their insurance will become effective August 9, 2019. Their spring/summer premium will be $1,469.50.
**Pro-rated premiums are available for GSEC students attending summer session(s).
There will be no changes to plan benefits for 2019-2020 and PacificSource will continue to be the insurance carrier. For more information about plan benefits, see the 2018-19 plan FAQ or the PacificSource Student Guide.
All undergraduate and law students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the student health insurance plan. Students in the Graduate School can opt into the plan, but are not auto-enrolled. If you are an undergraduate or law student, and have comparable health insurance coverage, you can waive enrollment in the student health insurance program. The online waiver form can be found at https://waive.pacificsource.com/LEWI starting July 8, 2019. Waivers must be submitted by the deadline of September 18, 2019.
If you have questions, please contact Francine Key at 503-768-7160.