Student & Scholar Health insurance for the 2013/2014 school year is provided by UnitedHealthCare Student Resources (UHCSR). Please read all of the information below before deciding whether to enroll. You can also view the benefits summary of the plan by going to www.uhcsr.com/SouthAlabama
Undergraduate Students (domestic) and Non-GA Graduate Students
All full-time USA undergraduate students are eligible to purchase the student health insurance plan. Part-time, USA undergratuates enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester on campus (in a traditional classroom setting) and USA graduate students enrolled in at least 3 credit hours per semester on campus (in a traditional classroom setting) are eligible to purchase the student health insurance at the Part-time rate; students taking additional credit hours online for a total of 12 credit hours are eligible to purchase the plan at the full-time rate.
*Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased. Home study, correspondence, Internet and television (TV) courses do not fulfill the Eligibility requirements that the student actively attend classes. UHCSR maintains its right to investigate Eligibility or student status and attendance records to verify that the policy Eligibility requirements have been met. If UHCSR discovers the eligibility requirements have not been met, its only obligation is to refund the premium and cancel coverage.
Students Majoring in Health Care Programs
College of Allied Health Students (excluding Online Graduate Programs)
College of Nursing Students (excluding Online Graduate Programs)
College of Medicine Medical Students
Physician Assistant Students
Are eligible and must purchase this plan, unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.
Please Note: ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A HEALTH CARE PROGRAM MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE USA STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AND ENROLLMENT INFORMATION SENT VIA A SCHOOL LIST. (STUDENTS CANNOT ENROLL ONLINE.)
*Call the Student Health Center at (251) 460-7151 if you have any questions about eligibility.
Insurance for Online Graduate Programs
If you are a Graduate student and all of your classes are online, please contact Golden Rule Insurance Company for insurance coverage via website: www.goldenrule.com or 1-800-980-7395.
International Degree Seeking, Exchange or ESL Students
All international students are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan upon registration. For students whose insurance coverage is sponsored under a Government Scholarship Letter/Financial Guarantee Letter this documentation must be provided no later than the first day of classes along with a copy of the actual insurance card. Again, this information must be RECEIVED PRIOR to the first day of classes for the enrolled semester and or subsequent terms or as requested. Scholarship /Financial Guarantee supported international students are responsible for all premiums and fees billed to their accounts if such documents are not received as requested.
Post Doctoral Trainees at USA
All USA Post Doctoral Trainees eligible for single coverage health insurance thru the department in which he/she will be working, “Must” complete the 2013/2014 Enrollment application and return it to your department for submission to the USA Student Health Center, Student Insurance Office. International Post Doctoral trainees under the J EV Program are also subject to the US Dept of State Exchange Visitor regulations as outlined below.
*If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible for insurance coverge please contact your department
where you will be working.
US Dept of State Exchange Visitor Program Scholars at USA
All exchange visitors (EV) AND their accompanying dependents (J-2) (J categories: professors, research or short term scholar and student - degree and non degree) sponsored by the University of South Alabama must be enrolled in this plan with coverage effective first day of arrival/beginning of their program at USA. Coverage must be maintained for the duration of their EV sponsorship by USA. This plan meets all US DOS regulations for exchange visitor insurance coverage. Any alternative coverage must be approved in advance prior to arrival/start of program and must provide coverge/benefits that is/are equal to or greater than this policy. Verification of continuation of coverage during the program is mandatory.
BMS Graduate Students
All BMS Graduate Students eligible for single coverage health insurance thru the department in which he/she will be working, “Must” complete the 2013/2014 Enrollment application and return it to your department supervisor for submission to the USA Student Health Center, Student Insurance Office.
*If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible for insurance coverge please contact your department where you will be working.
Dependent Insurance Coverage
Eligible students/scholars who do enroll may also insure their Dependents. Eligible Dependents are the spouse and unmarried children 19 years of age or 23 years if a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher learning who are not self-supporting. Dependent eligibility expires concurrently with that of the Insured student/scholar.
*Please contact the USA Student Health Center (251) 460-7151 for premium rates.
Each policy includes the following benefits, at not additional cost:
- UnitedHealth Allies discount card: Although not insurance, the Health Allies discount card provides point of service discounts for dental, vision, health and wellness products and services.
- Collegiate Assistance Program: 24/7 access via toll free number to a team of registered nurses and student assistance specialists. Whether you have a question about your health or need help managing stress, the Collegiate Assistance Program is at your service.
- Emergency Travel Services: Whenever a health emergency occurs when you are 100 miles away from home or campus, emergency travel services, provided by Scholastic Emergency Services, is available to assist with one toll-free call.
All insureds have access to their plan and claims information via MyAccount, a comprehensive self service area available from www.uhcsr.com/SouthAlabama . Create a MyAccountduring online enrollment; log in anytime to review your benefits, search for providers, check claim status, review your Explanations of Benefits (EOBs), print an ID card, update your personal information and more. Not enrolling online? You can create a MyAccount from www.uhcsr.com/SouthAlabama ; just select the Create an Account link and follow the simple on screen directions once you’ve received your permanent student health insurance ID card.
Questions about the student insurance plan? Call UnitedHealthCare Student Resources at 1-800-767-0700, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central Standard Time. You may also call the USA Student Health Center at 251-460-7151, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Central Standard Time.