Student Health Insurance Plan – Enrollment Deadline is Sept. 17

By , September 7, 2010 1:40 pm

 Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan – Fall Enrollment Deadline: 9/17/10

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, with Aetna Student Health, offers a student-focused health insurance plan that protects you at school, at home and while traveling abroad.  For more detailed plan information, visit their website.

Please note that if you enrolled in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan in the 2009/2010 policy year and want to continue coverage, you will need to re-enroll for the 2010/2011 policy year.  The enrollment deadline is September 17, 2010.  All non-immigrant international students are required to purchase the plan; the billing has already been applied to your account.

What Is The Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan All About?

The following are highlights of the Plan coverage; more detailed information can be obtained in the Plan Pamphlet.

  • Coverage is available from:    8/15/10-8/14/11 for Domestic Students and 8/1/10-7/31/11 for International Students
  • Access to Providers nationwide
  • Prescription Coverage – Now with Mail Order option
  • Vision and Alternative Health Discounts
  • Emergency Travel Assistance Services


Why Is A Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan Important?

UMKC will not assume any financial responsibility for your medical bills, and you are strongly encouraged to maintain health insurance.  If you have been covered by a parents’ policy, please review it carefully to make certain you are still eligible for coverage. Employer plans often do not cover students after they reach a certain age, and HMO’s may provide limited coverage when away from home.  If you are interested in learning more or if you are not adequately covered, be sure to take advantage of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan.

International Students

All non-immigrant international students, scholars and Optional Practical Training/Academic Training participants holding F or J visas attending UMKC are eligible for this coverage. Enrollment in this Plan is mandatory and automatic for all non-immigrant international students upon academic enrollment each semester.  Enrollment for Scholars and post-completion Optional Practical Training/Academic Training participants is optional and requires completion of an enrollment form each term.  Enrollment forms may be obtained at the International Student Affairs Office.

Insured Dental Program

It’s also time to enroll in Your Dental Plan.  Taking care of your teeth is a health priority.  Your school-sponsored Aetna Student Health insurance plan offers you a dental insurance plan that may fit your needs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Aetna Student Health Customer Service Department at (877) 375-7905.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan is underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company (ALIC) and administered by Chickering Claims Administrators, Inc.  Aetna Student Health is the brand name for products and services provided by these companies and their applicable affiliated companies.

 This material is for information only and is not an offer or invitation to contract.  Health/Dental insurance plans contain exclusions, limitations and benefit maximums.  Discount programs provide access to discounted prices and are NOT insured benefits. The member is responsible for the full cost of the discounted services.  Discounts are subject to change without notice. Discount programs may not be available in all states. Discount programs and travel assistance services may be offered by vendors who are independent contractors and not employees or agents of Aetna. Preferred providers are independent contractors and are neither employees nor agents of Aetna Life Insurance Company, Chickering Claims Administrators, Inc. or their affiliates.  Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change.

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