Who’s Automatically Enrolled?
The University of Southern California requires that all students have comprehensive health insurance. If you are already covered under a comprehensive health insurance policy, you may elect to waive coverage. Otherwise:
- All domestic students taking 6 units or more are automatically enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. The cost is automatically added to your student account with the University.
- All international students and Health Sciences Campus students are automatically enrolled, even if they are taking less than 6 units.
- Because the USC Student Health Insurance Plan works in conjunction with the Student Health Centers, all students enrolled in the Plan are also required to pay the Student Health Center fee. This fee covers medical care provided at the Student Health Centers, and is in addition to your health insurance premium. The Student Health Center fee is automatically added to your student account with the University.
Who’s Not Automatically Enrolled?
All students are not automatically enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. Those who must actively enroll are:
- Domestic students taking less than 6 units. However, all international students and all Health Science Campus students are automatically enrolled, regardless of the number of units they are taking.
- Dependents of students. A separate medical plan for dependents is offered directly by Aetna Student Health. See Enrolling Dependents to learn how to enroll your Dependents, as well as who qualifies as a Dependent.
How to Enroll
If you are not automatically enrolled in the plan and you wish to purchase the USC Student Health Insurance Plan for yourself at the beginning of a new semester, you must enroll online.
Even if you are enrolled automatically in the plan, you can still go online and positively enroll early after July 8, 2013. Actively enrolling online early ensures you will receive your insurance I.D. card early and be recognized as eligible on day one of the coverage period. Fall coverage will still begin on August 19, 2013. Students need to be registered for their classes for 3 business days before beginning the enrollment process.
- First, log in to your OASIS account.
- Next, click on Student Health Insurance, which is listed as the last item under “other services” in OASIS. This will bring you to the Aetna Student Health online enrollment system where you will follow the instructions to complete your online enrollment.
- You may print out a copy of the completed enrollment request confirmation for your records. Note: The Enrollment Form is not proof of coverage, and should not be used as such. If you need medical care before receiving a permanent I.D. card from Aetna Student Health, you should use a temporary paper I.D. card available from the Student Health Insurance Office; you can also download a temporary I.D. card from the Aetna Navigator website or go to aetnastudenthealth.com
- The cost of coverage will be added to your student account with the University.
Enrollments for Domestic Students at Satellite Locations
All enrollments for domestic students registered for 5 units or less and students attending classes at one of the satellite locations (Skirball, Orange County, San Diego, Catalina, Sacramento and Washington DC) should be completed online.
Deadline to Enroll
Fall: September 13, 2013
Spring: January 31, 2014
Optional Student Dental Plan Enrollment
To enroll in the optional student dental plan for the 2013/14 school year, please complete the form below and fax to the Student Health Insurance Office at (213) 740-9229 or email a pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 13, 2013.
The deadline to enroll in the optional dental plan is only once a year in the Fall.