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Student Health Insurance

Insurance

All OUHSC students are required to have health insurance upon entering and during enrollment. At the beginning of each academic year, and periodically throughout the year (beginning of each semester), students may be asked to show proof of health insurance. Students will have 10 University business days to provide proof after the request is made. If non-compliant within 10 days, students may be suspended from classes and/or rotations until proof of coverage is provided. Students may participate in the student sponsored health insurance policy, Academic HealthPlans, or show proof of acceptable insurance coverage by a recognized health insurance provider to the college of Student Services Office. ( OUHSC Faculty Handbook 4.36)

For additional information for Physician Associate students, please contact Kayla-Pullan@ouhsc.edu. For general information on student health insurance and the waiver process: Student Health Insurance.

What To Do Now?

Per University of Oklahoma Regents’ Policy, all students enrolled in OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) programs are responsible for maintaining health insurance and providing coverage information each semester of enrollment in their programs. A student who is found to be uninsured will receive notification from HSC Student Affairs and their academic dean’s office regarding lack of compliance and possible delay in academic program, including clinical participation, advancement.

Effective June 2017, all students enrolled in OUHSC programs must purchase the OUHSC Student Health Insurance Plan or submit a waiver to show alternative coverage via the Student Health Insurance waiver program each semester of enrollment. 

Enrollment forms and the Summary of Benefits for the Academic HealthPlans Student Health Insurance Policy are available online at http://ouhsc.myahpcare.com/ or at HSC Student Affairs in the David L. Boren Student Union, Suite 300.

Each semester students will be required to confirm coverage. You will receive an email from a college representative or from an AHA representative with instructions. You can also view this information at AHP or Student Health Insurance. Failure to confirm coverage by the designated deadline will result in a hold being placed on your student account. This will prevent you from being enrolled.

AHP Waiver Instruction Sheet

Needle Stick Coverage

Needle stick coverage is available through University of Oklahoma student sponsored health insurance policy. This will cover the student while participating in clinical rotations. Your student health fee may not cover expenses associated with needle sticks such as laboratory tests, preventative treatment, or follow-up care. This coverage is strongly recommended. Students may enroll in this coverage at: http://students.ouhsc.edu/HealthInsurance.aspx.

Note: students enrolled in the university sponsored health insurance policy have this needle stick coverage included already.

Open Enrollment and Program Deadlines

Open Enrollment Dates & Coverage:
Spring 2020 Enrollment Dates: 12/9/2019-1/27/2020*** Program Deadline 12/27/2019
Spring 2020 Coverage Dates: 1/1/2020-5/31/2020
Summer 2020 Enrollment Dates: 7/1/2019-12/31/2019
Summer 2020 Coverage Dates: 6/1/2020-6/30/2020
Spring/Summer 2020 Coverage: 1/1/2020-6/30/2020

Waivers and all AHP enrollment should be completed for the Spring of 2020 by 12/27/2019! This is for all classes: 2020 & 2021

Student Portal/Waiver Submission: Waivers can take 7-10 days to process and additional information can be requested to confirm insurance.

Class of 2020 Deadlines:
​If you need to purchase the University Health Insurance, you will need to do so by 12/27/2019. If you need to submit a waiver, you will need to do so prior to 12/27/2019.  Waivers can take 7-10 to process and additional information can be requested for submission. You cannot have a gap in coverage. It is highly recommended that you purchase the Spring/Summer 2020 coverage. This will prevent you from purchasing a short term Summer policy prior to the Fall policies starting in July of 2020.

Class of 2021 Deadlines:
​If you need to purchase the University Health Insurance, you will need to do so by 12/27/2019. If you need to submit a waiver, you will need to do so prior to 12/27/2019.  Waivers can take 7-10 to process and additional information can be requested for submission. You cannot have a gap in coverage. It is highly recommended that you purchase the Spring/Summer 2020 coverage. This will prevent you from purchasing a short term Summer policy prior to the Fall policies starting in July of 2020.
    
Upcoming Deadlines & Enrollment: Please take note of the following information in regards to Spring AHP enrollment and waivers. Please plan accordingly. You will want to plan for this financially out of your Fall financial aid award since you will have to attain coverage by the end of December to be covered in the Spring.

Students will need to select the Spring/Summer 2020 plan going forward. Please plan accordingly and watch for the program deadlines. They will differ than what is listed on the chart below. 

AHP Info

As stated above "All OUHSC students are required to have health insurance upon entering and during enrollment. Students may be asked to show proof of health insurance. Students will have 10 University business days to provide proof after the request is made. If non-compliant within 10 days, students may be suspended from classes and/or rotations until proof of coverage is provided."