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Student Health Insurance Plan

Our 2022-23 university-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is provided by Anthem Student Advantage. The provider network is Anthem Prudent Buyer PPO.

Learn more about insurance at SCU, as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions, on our Insurance home page.

Students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan can take advantage of vision discounts through EyeMed Vision Care. Please note that this is not an insurance plan; it is a discount plan. 

With this discount, you can purchase prescription eyeglasses, conventional contact lenses, or even non-prescription sunglasses at discounts between 15% and 45% off regular retail pricing. In addition, you can receive discounts from 5% to 15% off laser correction surgery at some of the nation's most highly qualified laser correction surgeons. EyeMed's provider network consists of over 45,000 independent providers and retail stores nationwide, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, JC Penney Optical, and many private practitioners.

To locate a participating provider, or if you have any additional questions, you can call 1-866-8EYEMED or go to www.EyeMed.com. Download your EyeMed ID Card here.

The Basix Dental Savings Program contracts with dentists who will charge a reduced fee to students covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan. Please note that the Dental Savings Program is not dental insurance; it is a discount plan. Savings can be as high as 50% depending upon the type of service received and the dentist providing the service. The student must pay for the services received at the time of service to receive the discounted rate.

To take advantage of these dental discounts:

  • Make an appointment with a contracted dentist; search for providers at www.basixstudent.com.
  • Make sure the dental office understands that you have access to the Basix program. We list an administrative contact person for each dentist to help clear up any confusion on the spot. We don't issue a separate identification card for the Basix program. The dentist's office may ask for your health plan identification card to make sure you have access to the program (see “How to Access Your Anthem Student Advantage Insurance Card” section below on this webpage). If the office needs to check eligibility, call Gallagher Student at the phone number listed on your insurance card.
  • Remember, you must pay for the services you receive at the time of service, so make sure you understand what forms of payment the dentist accepts (check, credit card, etc.).

Alternatively, students may enroll into a separate dental plan with Delta Dental Care HMO during their open enrollment period in September and January. For information on the Delta Dental Care HMO plan, please visit here. for benefit and coverage information. Please note that the Delta Dental plan is an HMO plan and not a PPO plan—students must go to dental providers that accept this insurance.


Policy Dates, Enrollment Deadlines, and Premium Costs

The cost of the university-sponsored SHIP is not included in your tuition. This charge will show up as a separate item on your student account. For more information on submitting a waiver request, go to Waiver Information.

Plan

Policy Dates Enrollment Deadlines Premium Cost*
Annual

9/15/22 - 9/14/23

9/23/2022 $2,773
Winter/Spring/Summer

1/01/23 - 9/14/23

12/07/2022 $1,961
Spring/Summer

4/01/23 - 9/14/23

4/07/2023 $1,285

 *Rates are pending approval from the California Department of Insurance and are subject to change. 


Plan

Policy Dates

Enrollment Deadlines

Premium Cost*
Annual

8/15/22 - 8/14/23

8/19/2022 $3,233

Spring/Summer

1/01/23 - 8/14/23 12/07/2022 $2,014

*Rates are pending approval from the California Department of Insurance and are subject to change.


Plan

Policy Dates

Enrollment Deadline

Premium Cost*
Annual

9/01/22 - 8/31/23

9/9/2022 $3,233
Spring/Summer

2/01/23 - 8/31/23

1/15/2023 $1,891

 *Rates are pending approval from the California Department of Insurance and are subject to change.

Plan Policy Dates Enrollment Deadline Premium Cost*
Annual

9/15/22 - 9/14/23

9/23/2022 $3,233
Winter/Spring/Summer

1/01/23 - 9/14/23

1/13/2023 $2,286
Spring/Summer

4/01/23 - 9/14/23

3/15/2023 $1,496

 *Rates are pending approval from the California Department of Insurance and are subject to change.

 

How to Access Your Anthem Student Advantage Insurance Card

Easy access to your health care benefits is important. That’s why your Anthem Student Advantage plan provides you with a digital ID card - to be sure you have the right plan information with you when you need care.

To access your digital ID card:
  1. Register at  www.anthem.com/ca/ or via the Sydney Health mobile app (available on Google Play or Apple App Store) with your student I.D. (Note: Do NOT include the four leading zeros of your student ID) 
  2. Once you're logged in, check to make sure your ID card preference is set to digital.
  3. Download your card to your mobile device.
Once you have downloaded it, your digital ID card is always there and works just like a printed ID card. You can:
  • Print a copy of your card anytime.
  • Email or fax it from your computer or mobile device.
  • Show it to your doctor from your smartphone. Your digital ID card is always there and works just like a printed ID card.