The Catholic University of America

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The Student Medical Insurance Waiver and Enrollment Website is now open. 

The deadline to enroll or waive is September 13, 2015.

The Catholic University of America’s student health insurance is underwritten by Aetna Student Health. The plan provides coverage from August 14, 2015 through August 13, 2016.  The cost for the insurance is $2,612.  The deadline to waive/enroll is September 13, 2015. To enroll/waive please go to: Aetna Student Waiver Website

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTINUATION PLAN IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

WAIVER INFORMATION: 

Domestic students with 12 or more billed credits, are required to have medical insurance.  If you believe you have adequate medical insurance and do not wish to be enrolled in the CUA student medical plan, an online waiver must be completed and approved by September 13, 2015. If the online waiver is not completed and approved on or before September 13, 2015, you will be enrolled in the CUA student medical plan and you will be responsible for paying the premium.  To enroll/waive please go to: Aetna Student Waiver Website

Insurance requirements for Domestic students.  Your insurance must:

  • Provide coverage through May 31, 2016
  • Provide both emergency and non-emergency health care
  • Cover ambulance transport within a 50 mile radius of the CUA Washington DC campus
  • Have a plan maximum of at least $500,000 per policy year
  • Provide emergency coverage if you travel out of the United States
  • Have a plan deductible equal to or less than $6,500

All International students holding a F1 or J1 visa (regardless of billed credit hours): are automatically enrolled in the CUA Medical Insurance Plan unless an online waiver is submitted and accepted by September 13, 2015. All J1 Visa students will be required to provide coverage documents and or other records demonstrating that your current medical plan meets the school’s requirements for waiving the student medical insurance plan. Waiver submissions will be audited by Aetna Student Health, and or their contractors or representatives. To enroll/waive please go to Aetna Student Waiver Website

Insurance requirements for F1 students.  Your insurance must:

  •   Provide coverage through May 31,2016
  •   Provide both emergency and non-emergency health care
  •   Cover ambulance transport within a 50 mile radius of the CUA Washington, DC campus
  •   Have a plan maximum of at least $500,000
  •   Provide emergency coverage if you travel out of the United States
  •   Have a plan deductible equal to or less than $6,500

Insurance requirements for J1 students. Your insurance must:

  •  Provide coverage through May 31, 2016
  •  Provide both emergency and non-emergency health care
  •  Cover ambulance transport within a 50 mile radius of the Washington DC campus
  •  Have a plan maximum of at least $500,000 per policy year
  •  Provide emergency coverage while traveling outside of the United States
  •  Have a plan deductible equal to or less than $500 per accident or illness
  •  Have medical evacuation coverage of $50,000 or more
  •  Have repatriation coverage of $25,000 or more
  •  Have a claims administrator based in the United States as well as a US based phone number and address for claims submission
  •   Have medical benefits of at least $1000,000 per accident
  •   Have medical benefits of at least $50,000 per illness
  •   Pay 75% or more of the medical costs per injury or illness
  •   Have a policy underwritten by an insurance carrier with:                            

·      An A.M. Best rating of “A-“ or above;

·      A McGraw Hill Financial/Standard & Poor’s Claims paying Ability rating of “A-“ or above;

·      A Weiss Research, Inc. rating of “B+” or above;

·      A Fitch Ratings, Inc. rating of “A-“ or above;

·      A Moody’s Investor Services rating of “A3” or above;

 

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION:

Domestic students enrolled in less than 12 credits must complete an online enrollment application to have coverage under the CUA student medical plan.  If an online enrollment application is not completed on or before September 13, 2015, you will not be enrolled in the CUA student medical insurance. This applies even if the student medical insurance charge appears on your account as it will be automatically removed.  A 'full time student' designation does not always mean you are billed for 12 or more credits.  It is important to check the exact number of credits you are billed for in cardinal station.

To enroll/waive please go to Aetna Student Waiver Website

Plan Brochures - Please note that as of August 14, 2011, dependents are no longer eligible for coverage under the CUA student health insurance plan. 

2015-2016 Aetna Plan Design and Benefits Summary

2015-2016 Basic Summary of Benefits and Coverage

 

WHERE TO GET HELP: 

Contact Aetna Student Health 1.866.577.6692 for: 

  • Help navigating the enrollment/waiver website
  • Medical ID cards
  • Insurance benefits
  • Claims processing
  • Pre-certification requirements
  • List of preferred physicians
  • International waivers 

Student Medical Insurance Administrator:
Terry Shields
Tel: 202-319-5262
Fax 202-319-5802
Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Office of Human Resources, 170 Leahy Hall
CUA-STUDENTMEDINS@CUA.EDU