Important Health Insurance Information
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which went into law in March 2010 has various impact to the student health insurance plans offered by Colleges and Universities.
PPACA is aimed primarily at decreasing the number of uninsured Americans and reducing the overall cost of health care. PPACA includes numerous provisions which take effect over several years. Beginning in 2010, student health insurance plans offered by College and Universities must comply with PPACA.
Eckerd College is committed to ensuring that our students continue to have access to affordable, quality, and comprehensive health insurance. Effective with the 2013-14 academic year, the Student Health Insurance Plan offered by the College includes changes that have been implemented to not only comply with, but also to mitigate the effects of PPACA. Changes to the plan design (benefits) were made with careful consideration and after reviewing the options and cost of plans available. We have worked very hard to achieve the lowest cost health insurance without greatly affecting the quality of the benefits currently offered in the plan.
All full time degree seeking students in the traditional program are automatically enrolled in the Hard Waiver Student Health Insurance Plan. The annual fee is assessed to the student account and the student can only waive out the coverage by providing evidence of comparable coverage. The deadline date to waive the student health insurance plan is September 9, 2014; after this date there is no refund.
The annual cost for the Hard Waiver Student Health Insurance Plan is: $1,352.
To review the detail policy of the plan and to submit an on-line waiver declining the health insurance plan offered by the College, click here.