F.7 USC Online Degree Student Health Insurance Requirement

USC online degree program students are now subject to the USC mandatory insurance requirement which is required of all USC students. This gives online degree program students access to enroll in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. 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).

All USC online degree program students will be automatically enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan if they are taking 6 units or more per semester. All international students are also automatically enrolled, even if they are taking less than 6 units.  Students must actively attend classes online for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased, or the insurance will be cancelled.

Students will have the option to waive this health care coverage as of July 1, 2014. To be considered for a waiver, students must already be covered under a comprehensive health insurance policy. An email will be sent to all online degree students with details on how to request a waiver.

For more information regarding the USC Student Health Insurance Plan and rates, visit www.usc.edu/engemann and go to the Insurance menu to see information and rates specific to online degree students.

For questions and to talk to a representative at USC’s Engemann Student Health Center, please call (213) 740-9355 and identify yourself as an online degree program student. Or, you may email the USC student health center representative at eshcins@usc.edu.

Revised July 2014