USC Student Health Insurance Plan
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.
Complete Aetna Plan Document
Aetna Student Health Insurance: 2013-14 Academic Year
Cost and Coverage Dates
|Coverage Dates||Cost||Waiver Deadline|
|Fall 2013||August 19, 2013 to January 12, 2014||$605.00||September 13, 2013|
|Spring 2014||January 13, 2014 to August 17, 2014||$914.00||January 31, 2014|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.enrollwitheyemed.com.
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. The Dental enrollment period has ended for the Fall 2013 semester.
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.