Rice University

Welcome to Rice University student health insurance plan website.

Aetna Student Health gives you access to care by working closely with your school and with a network of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and specialists throughout the country.

Rice University requires you to enroll in or waive the school-sponsored insurance plan each academic year. It is important for you to make an informed health insurance assessment each year. For instance, have your health needs changed? Will you be participating in a study abroad program? Will you be traveling for an internship or medical rotation? Do you have access to a network that covers you throughout the country and do you have coverage for emergencies? Make sure you have appropriate health coverage so that an unexpected illness or accident doesn't hinder your wellness or academic success. Please take a moment to review the links to the right to assist you in making this important decision.

You may waive coverage under this plan only if you have health insurance that meets the entire Rice plan requirements listed in the waiver section. You will need to provide information about your current coverage, and this information may be audited for accuracy.

An accepted waiver applies to the entire 2014-2015 academic year during which it is filed. Please email if your current coverage lapses, as you may be eligible to enroll in the Aetna Student Health plan at that time.

What To Have With You Before You Start: If you currently have comparable health insurance with another insurance company, be sure you have the required level of coverage (deductibles, benefits provided, benefit limitations, and the coverage dates).

Before beginning this enrollment/waiver process, have the following materials with you:

  • Your current health insurance plan ID card
  • Your health insurance brochure or detailed plan description

IMPORTANT: If you do not enroll for or waive coverage, you will be automatically charged for the Rice insurance plan and enrolled. Once you are enrolled, the coverage cannot be cancelled for any reason.

It is also very important that you enter the information in the waiver accurately, or you mail fail the audit.

You can enroll or waive the medical plan coverage, voluntarily enroll in a term life insurance, and enroll in a discount dental program:

Enroll/Waive: Student Health Insurance Plan
Enroll: Dependents
Enroll: Continuation Plan
Enroll: Voluntary Life Insurance
Enroll: Vital Savings on DentalSM (if not enrolled in Student Health)

For existing members, to obtain the terms of your policy or a copy of your plan document, please contact us at the number located on the back of your member ID card or click on one of the links below.

If you are not an existing member, for additional information on the terms of the policy or a copy of the plan document, please contact customer service at 1-877-375-7908 or click on one of the links below.

2014-2015 Plan documents and benefits

2014 - 2015 Pediatric Dental Care Schedule

2014 - 2015 Rice University Medical Policy

2014 - 2015 Information Bulletin: Pre-certification and Medical Necessity Reviews

2014 - 2015 Rice University Basic Summary of Benefits and Coverage

2014 - 2015 Important Brochure Notice: Changes to your plan

2014 - 2015 Plan Design and Benefits Summary - Plan-specific information on services the plan covers, deductibles, premium rates, enrollment and waiver deadline dates, plan limitations and more.

2014 - 2015 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy Information

2014 - 2015 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Claim Form

2014 - 2015 Plan Guide - Helpful information on dependent coverage and eligibility (if applicable), discounts and services available to you as a member of the Plan, and other helpful information of how your plan works.

2014 - 2015 Riders