USC Student Health Insurance Plan

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USC students receive a great health benefits plan if they choose to stay on the USC Student Health Insurance. In compliance with the Affordable Care Act, passed in August 2012, the USC Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan covers many annual preventive screenings and immunizations per Healthcare Reform law at no cost-sharing to the patient. This includes an annual preventive Pap Smear, STD screenings (such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV), and other preventive laboratory exams (lipids, comprehensive metabolic, and cholesterol panels). Please view your plan benefits for more detailed information.

The University offers the USC Student Health Insurance Plan through Aetna Student Health, underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company (ALIC) and administered by Chickering Claims Administrators, Inc. (CCA)). The USC Student Health Insurance Plan works in conjunction with the Engemann Student Health Center and Counseling Services. This plan has been carefully selected to cover all of our students’ healthcare needs.

Print Your Insurance Card

1) Go to this link to Print Your Aetna Card
2) Click on Print Your ID Card
3) Enter your Student ID and Date of Birth
Note: It is important to carry your insurance card with you at all times.

Complete Aetna Plan Document

Aetna Plan Document

Aetna Student Health Insurance: 2013-14 Academic Year

2013-14 Aetna Medical Benefit Chart for On-Campus Students
2013-14 Aetna Medical Benefit Chart for Satellite Campus Students

Cost and Coverage Dates

Coverage Dates Cost Waiver Deadline
Spring/Summer 2014 January 13, 2014 to August 17, 2014 $914.00 The deadline has passed.
Fall 2014 August 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015 $610.00 September 12, 2014
Spring/Summer 2015 January 12, 2015 to August 16, 2015 $1,102.00 January 30, 2015

Coverage for spring and summer is only available combined and cannot be purchased separately. You may also request plan information in person or by email at Please be advised, email is not a secure medium for transmitting confidential information.

Student Vision Plan

Students are enrolled in the vision plan when they sign up for the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. EyeMed Vision Care is your provider for quality vision care. Eye Med Vision Care’s network consists of private practicing optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians. To be able to find an Eye Med physicians before you receive your identification card, visit

USC Eye Med Vision Care Services

Once you receive your I.D. card, you can call 1-866-723-0596 to speak to an EyeMed Member Service Representative.

Optional Student Dental Plan

Students have the option to enroll in the Delta Dental PPO plan if dental insurance is needed. This plan includes great dental benefits at a reasonable cost and is reimbursement-based, not by percentage. For Delta Dental claim forms, go to the Health Insurance section on the Forms page. Enrollment for the optional dental plan is only once a year in Fall.

Delta Dental Optional Student Dental Plan Benefits

Delta Dental General Info

How to print an ID card

Dental Pre-treatment

Health Insurance Benefits for Students Studying Abroad in a USC-Sponsored Overseas Program

If you are studying abroad, USC wants to ensure that you are covered by health insurance. If you are already enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan, you will have all the benefits of the Plan described above, plus:

  • $150 deductible for eligible medical expenses while overseas up to $50,000
  • International SOS Global Assistance
  • Plus, all the other benefits outlined in the Summary of Benefits Chart for Students Studying Overseas

If you are not enrolled already in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan, and you are studying abroad in a USC-sponsored overseas program, you will be automatically charged for the USC Student Health Insurance Plan for Students Studying Overseas for the duration of your program. Please refer to the Summary of Benefits for Students Studying Overseas.

While you are overseas, students need to always carry their USC I.D. card and International S.O.S. I.D. card with them at all times in case you have a medical emergency or need urgent care.