Health Insurance

Health Insurance

All international students studying inside the U.S. are required to have health insurance coverage. Seattle University's health insurance provider is Aetna, and brokered through JCB Insurance Solutions. While studying at Seattle University, you will automatically be enrolled in this coverage unless you inform us that you are studying from outside the U.S. in a particular term, or are inside the U.S. with your own (comparable) health insurance coverage. 

Coverage for each academic year begins on September 1st, and goes through August 31st of the following year. For students beginning in a term other than Fall, health insurance coverage begins at the beginning of the start quarter and continues through August 31st of that year. Insurance premiums are billed quarterly, with Spring/Summer quarters being billed together as one term.

Summer 2021 New Students ONLY:

For students beginning their studies in the Summer 2021 term, please complete the Health Insurance survey in your "Summer 2021 New International Student Orientation" Canvas course before June 25, 2021. This will inform us whether you are studying from inside or outside the U.S., and whether you will be using the Seattle University health insurance policy or using your own comparable coverage. We must manually enroll students in the health insurance plan for the summer only, and beginning in the Fall 2021 term, you will be automatically enrolled in Aetna insurance unless you submit a waiver.

COVID-19 Health Insurance Exceptions:

If you will be studying at Seattle U from OUTSIDE the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a separate waiver for removing your health insurance fees. Please contact the ISC at isc@seattleu.edu for more information on completing this waiver.

Steps for Waiving the Required Insurance Premium

For students studying INSIDE THE U.S. ONLY:

To be eligible to waive out the student health plan you must have comparable coverage in the state of Washington including access to primary care, preventative care, and prescriptions.  Please note the policy MUST be based in the United States to qualify and the plan should be compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and filed and approved in the U.S.

Summer 2021: For students beginning their studies inside the U.S. in the Summer 2021 term, please complete the Health Insurance survey in your "Summer 2021 New International Student Orientation" Canvas course before June 25, 2021. You will not use the JCB waiver below to waive your health insurance for the summer term, but will need to complete the JCB waiver beginning in Fall 2021.

Fall 2021: For students beginning in the Fall 2021 term interested in waiving the Seattle University health insurance policy, please follow these instructions:

  1. To access the waiver, go to the JCB Student Insurance Portal
    • Select Seattle University, 2021-2022 plan year, and International Students
    • Click on My Account to log in and create an account if you do not have one already. You must use your Seattle University email when creating your account.
    • Click on Submit Waiver Here
    • Choose term 2021-2022
  2. Completing the waiver
    • You will need access to your insurance information as well as be able to upload a copy of the front and back of your insurance card.
    • If you accidentally enter the wrong information, you can resubmit your corrected information as many times as needed prior to the waiver deadline.
    • Waivers only need to be completed once each academic year. If you have an approved waiver, you will not need to submit another one until the 2022-2023 academic year.
  3. WAIVER DEADLINE: Coming Soon
  4. If you have an approved waiver, the premium will be removed from your student account and no further premiums added for subsequent terms during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  5. You must actively waive the student health insurance every academic year. Waivers from previous years do not roll over.

If you do not waive, the following are the charges that will appear on your account.  Aetna Student Health is our new Insurance carrier.

Medical Plan:             Aetna Student Health Open Choice PPO

Plan brochure:           Aetna Student Health: Seattle University Policy year 2020-2021
Annual cost:               $2313 divided into three terms: Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer

 

Term

Premium

Term Dates

Fall 2020

$773

9/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Winter 2021

$551

1/1/2021 - 3/28/2021

Spr/Sum 2021

$988

3/29/2021 - 8/31/2021

 

Student Account Billing

The term premiums are billed to your student account by quarter with spring/summer combined into one term. If you have an approved waiver the premium will be removed from your account and not added on subsequent terms during 2020-2021 academic year. Since the insurance premium is now paid by term, the policy ends when your term ends unless enrolled in the subsequent term. See above for the dates of coverage (term dates). If you apply for post-completion OPT, you can continue to keep coverage on a term-by-term basis by enrolling through JCB's website.

 

For more information on fees and terms of enrollment, please visit the Student Health Center's website.

 

 

For more information:

  • JCB Insurance Solutions

Seattle University Help Line: 206-201-0291

JCB student services email: StudentServices@JCB.com

JCB Student Insurance portal: https://jcbins.com

 

  • Aetna Student Health insurance

Email: www.aetnastudenthealth.com

Phone: 877-480-4161