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.
USC Aetna Student Health Insurance Benefit Summary
On-Campus Student Cost and Coverage Dates
|Coverage Dates||Cost||Waiver Deadline|
|Fall 2016||August 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017||$646.00||September 9, 2016|
|Spring/Summer 2017||January 9, 2017 to August 13, 2017||$1,170.00||January 27, 2017|
Coverage for spring and summer is only available combined and cannot be purchased separately. If you are an early arriving student and/or you begin classes before the coverage dates above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. You may also request plan information in person or by email at email@example.com. Please be advised, email is not a secure medium for transmitting confidential information.
Off Campus Student Cost and Coverage Dates
(Online Degree Program Students & Satellite Campus Students)
|Coverage Dates||Cost||Waiver Deadline|
|Fall 2016||August 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017||$1,186.00||September 9, 2016|
|Spring/Summer 2017||January 9, 2017 to August 13, 2017||$2,248.00||January 27, 2017|
Print Your Health 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. You will have the option to print out your card, or take a snapshot of your card and save it on your mobile device. Aetna will not be sending out plastic cards.
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.eyemedvisioncare.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. Visit the Student Dental Plan page here.
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:
- Zero deductible for eligible medical expenses while overseas up to $50,000
- International SOS/ACE Global Assistance
- Plus more!
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.
While you are overseas, students need to carry their USC I.D. card and International SOS I.D. card with them at all times in case you have a medical emergency or need urgent care. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. See our Overseas Travel Resources page.