Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Health Insurance

Updated for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

JST students are eligible for medical benefits through the health insurance plan offered to graduate students at Santa Clara University. Coverage is through Aetna.

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 taking two or more classes are required to provide proof of medical health insurance through a mandatory annual online process termed "Hard-Waiver Mandatory." The online waiver for Spring 2015 is now available for new and current students. The waiver deadline is Thursday, February 12, 2015.

All new Spring Jesuit School of Theology students considered half time status or more 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 February 12, 2015 deadline date. If students do not submit an acceptable waiver, they will be enrolled in the 2014/2015 Aetna insurance plan and their individual student accounts will be charged $1,528.00 for the Spring/Summer 2015 insurance policy. The Spring/Summer insurance plan terminates on 8/31/15.

Note: International students on F-1 Visa are NOT ELIGIBLE to waive out of the SCU sponsored insurance plan. As required by U.S. law, all F-1 international students must have health insurance at all times. F-1 Visa students are required to enroll in the Santa Clara University sponsored health insurance plan. The Aetna insurance plan will cover you from February 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015.

2014 / 2015  Spring Waiver Deadline: February 12, 2015

Click here to read the full instructions on how to enroll in or waive out of the JST-SCU student health insurance plan.

Click here to complete the online waiver form, enroll in the Aetna PPO insurance plan,or review the JST-SCU 2014-15 Gallagher Student Insurance Brochure that provides an overview of health insurance eligibility, benefit highlights, and rates.

FAQ for JST-SCU Students regarding the 2014-2015 Health Insurance Plan.

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