Student Health Insurance 2018 – 2019 School Year (UPDATE: 7/30/18)
Austin Community College is pleased to partner with UnitedHealthcare to provide students access to health and dental insurance for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
The new web page is www.uhcsr.com/austincc
UnitedHealthcare is one of the leading health insurance companies in the nation. They are providing students access to the First Choice PPO network of doctors, hospitals, and medical services. They also offer pharmacy benefits through the United Healthcare Pharmacy network. Pharmacies include HEB, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and over 100 total locations in the Austin area.
The group policy offers all students the same insurance premium. No health history is required. Spouse / domestic partner and dependent children up to age 26 may be enrolled on the policy when the student enrolls. For dependent children under age 19, pediatric dental and vision is included in the health insurance policy. The policy also includes an Assistance and Evacuation Benefit for international students and domestic student more than 100 miles from their home.
Eligibility for the group policy is registration for 6 hours of ACC coursework. 3 hours must be classroom. 3 hours may be distance learning. Integrated CE classes are considered equal to the credit class for insurance purposes only and count toward insurance eligibility.
The group policy meets Texas law requirements for health insurance and is compliant with the Affordable Care Act. This means preventative services are covered at 100% from network providers.
Student may purchase the coverage for a 12 month period August 22, 2018 – August 21, 2019. They may also purchase coverage for the Fall semester, Spring semester, and Summer semester. Students beginning ACC in the 12 week or second 8-week sessions in the Fall and Spring semesters have an option to enroll in the health insurance. Premium for the coverage period is due at enrollment in the insurance plan. Payment is made directly to the insurance company. Enrollment is through the online portal at www.uhcsr.com/austincc. This web page will be active August 1, 2018. Students must create an account to enroll in the insurance plan.
The network deductible for the insurance is $750 per person, per policy year. The out of pocket maximum in network is $7,150 for the student; $14,300 for the family. Out of network deductibles and out of pocket maximums are higher, the best value is to use the network providers.
Previously with a different insurance company the eligibility requirement was 3 hours. However, that insurance company chose to not offer a competitive renewal so the College sought proposals from other insurance companies. We received this one other offer.
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