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DOES NEIU PROVIDE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE?

No. Beginning in the Fall 2017 semester, student health insurance will no longer be a mandatory University fee for full-time undergraduate students. Students looking for health insurance that meets ACA (Affordable Care Act) requirements may enroll in an optional student health insurance plan offered by Aetna Student Health.

IF I NEED IT, WHERE DO I GET STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE?

The following students and dependents are eligible to enroll in the Aetna Student Health plan on a voluntary basis:

• Registered undergraduate students taking a minimum of 6 credit hours, including those registered in the University Without Walls program.
• Registered graduate students enrolled for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
• Registered international students holding an F1 or J1 visa and enrolled in (1) or more credit hours.
• Spouses, domestic partners and children of eligible students.
 

Enrollment will begin in July 2017 for the fall term. To enroll online, please go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com/neiu and follow the instructions. Premium payment will be made directly to Aetna Student Health. The University will no longer directly enroll or charge students for health insurance.

I ALREADY HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, DO I ALSO NEED STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE?

No.

HOW DO I FIND A DOCTOR?

Consult with your insurance provider. If you are enrolled with student insurance through Aetna, check their website.

HOW MUCH IS THE INSURANCE PER SEMESTER?

The price of your insurance policy, should you choose to enroll, may vary.

WHERE DO STUDENTS FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGAM OFFERED BY AETNA?

Please visit the Aetna web site or call 1-877-378-9477. 

WHAT ARE OTHER HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS?

Students, grads and young adults may also qualify for health insurance through the State of Illinois official ACA health marketplace. Visit getcovered.illinois.gov, ask your doctor or visit www.HealthCare.gov

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