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The student health insurance plan offered by Santa Clara University is provided by Aetna. All enrolled SCU students taking two or more classes are eligible to enroll into the Aetna PPO plan. 

Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals must now carry health insurance meeting the minimum essential coverage requirements as defined by the federal government. To ensure that students meet the individual mandate, beginning Fall 2014, all new and continuing students (undergraduate, graduate and law) taking two or more classes are required to provide proof of medical health insurance through a mandatory annual on-line process termed “Hard-Waiver Mandatory”. The online waiver link will be available on May 1, 2014.

As a condition of enrollment, SCU requires students to have a health insurance plan, both to protect against unexpected high medical cost and to provide access to quality care. 

 
Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students must either enroll in the University-sponsored insurance plan or show proof of their own health insurance plan by completing the online waiver form by the deadline. The waiver will be accepted if the student’s insurance is comparable to the University-sponsored plan. If students do not submit an acceptable waiver, then they will be automatically enrolled in the winter/spring/summer University-sponsored Aetna PPO plan and their individual student accounts will be charged $976.00 for the spring/summer insurance policy.

Spring Waiver Deadline: April 14, 2014    

Graduate Students (Domestic & International on Non-F1 Visas)

For all domestic graduate students and those on visas other than F-1, enrollment in the University-sponsored insurance plan is voluntary for the 2013/2014 academic year.  In addition, it is not necessary for the on-line insurance waiver form to be submitted.   

Beginning Fall 2014 all new and returning students taking two or more classes are required to provide proof of medical health insurance by completing an on-line waiver form.  The 2014/2015 on-line waiver form will be available on May 1, 2014.  

Graduate Students (International on F1 Visas)

All graduate students on F-1 Visas must either enroll in the University-sponsored insurance plan or show proof of their own health insurance plan by completing the online waiver form by the deadline. The waiver will be accepted if the student’s insurance is comparable to the University-sponsored plan. If students do not submit an acceptable waiver, then they will be automatically enrolled in the winter/spring/summer University-sponsored Aetna PPO plan and their individual student accounts will be charged $1,106.00 for the spring/summer insurance policy.

Spring Waiver Deadline: April 14, 2014  

Law Students (Domestic & International on Non-F1 Visas)

For all domestic law students and those on visas other than F-1, enrollment in the University-sponsored insurance plan is voluntary for the 2013/2014 academic year.  In addition, it is not necessary for the on-line insurance waiver form to be submitted.  

Beginning Fall 2014 all new and returning students taking two or more classes are required to provide proof of medical health insurance by completing an on-line waiver form.  The 2014/2015 on-line waiver form will be available on May 1, 2014.

Law Students (International on F1 Visas)

All law students on F-1 Visas must either enroll in the University-sponsored insurance plan or show proof of their own health insurance plan by completing the online waiver form by the deadline. The waiver will be accepted if the student’s insurance is comparable to the University-sponsored plan. If students do not submit an acceptable waiver, then they will be automatically enrolled in the spring/summer University-sponsored Aetna PPO plan and their individual student accounts will be charged $1,497.00 for the annual insurance policy.

Winter Waiver Deadline: January 21, 2014

Jesuit School of Theology Students

All new spring/summer Jesuit School of Theology students must either enroll in the University-sponsored insurance plan or show proof of their own health insurance plan by completing the online waiver form by the deadline. The waiver will be accepted if the student’s insurance is comparable to the University-sponsored plan. If students do not submit an acceptable waiver, then they will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Aetna PPO plan and their individual student accounts will be charged $1,404.00 for the spring/summer plan.

Waiver Deadline:  February 17, 2014