University Health Service (UHS)
Health Insurance for Special Programs
Study Abroad & In Absentia
Students who will be studying abroad or in absentia can enroll in the University-sponsored health insurance plan offered through UHS, or they can remain on their parent's or their own health insurance.
For the semester(s) you will be abroad, you can:
- Remain on your own, or your parent's, health insurance: If you remain on your own insurance, you do not need to complete the Online Insurance Process for the semester(s) you will be abroad or in absentia. With this option, you do not pay the mandatory health fee. When you return to Rochester, you are welcome to come to UHS for care. You will be charged for your visit(s) until you begin paying the mandatory health fee. You will need to complete the Online Insurance Process prior to the beginning of the semester you return to campus.
- Enroll in the University-sponsored health insurance: If you choose this option, complete the Special Program Insurance Eligibility Form and the Aetna Student Health Insurance Enrollment Form and send them to the UHS Insurance Advisor by fax (585-756-0263) or by e-mail email@example.com. You will be billed for the mandatory health fee and health insurance on your tuition billing statement. If you return to campus before the start of the next semester, your visits to UHS will be covered by the mandatory health fee.
When you return to campus:
- Returning in January: Students who were abroad during the fall semester, must complete the Online Insurance Process for the spring semester. You will have the option of enrolling in the University-sponsored Aetna Student Health insurance plan or waiving the insurance if your plan meets the University criteria. The Winter Open Enrollment period is from November 4 through January 30.
If you were enrolled in the Aetna Student Health insurance plan while you were abroad, please contact the UHS Insurance Advisor to let her know you would like to continue your coverage in the spring semester. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Returning in September: Students who were abroad during the spring semester and are returning to campus for the fall semester, must complete the Online Insurance Process during the Fall Open Enrollment period, generally mid-May through September 15.
About the University-Sponsored Insurance:
The University-sponsored health insurance is offered by Aetna Student Health. The plan includes prescription coverage (with a $250 deductible and tiered co-payments after the deductible has been met) and coverage for services received most everywhere in the world. For more information about the Aetna Student Health insurance plan, check View Plan Details on the University of Rochester page on the Aetna Student Health web site.
If you have questions about health insurance:
Contact the UHS Insurance Advisor, at email@example.com