Students
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.

Please read the important pre-enrollment disclosures.

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 2015-2016 academic year during which it is filed. Please email studentinsurance@rice.edu 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 may fail the audit.

Enroll or Waive Coverage
You can enroll or waive the medical plan coverage, voluntarily enroll in a term life insurance, and enroll in a discount dental program using the links below. You will need your school issued student ID number.

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)

IMPORTANT: You may only enroll in the Continuation Plan if you are a recent graduate, or otherwise ineligible to enroll in the Aetna Student Health Plan and you have been continuously enrolled in the plan. This plan is an extension of your current plan for an additional three months. To see if you are eligible to enroll in this plan, please email studentinsurance@rice.edu.

For Rice health insurance enrollment purposes, please select “international” if you are currently a Permanent Resident, an Asylee, or a Non-Citizen. Please select “domestic”, if you are a US citizen, or a Dual Citizen with the USA.

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.

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.

2015 - 2016 Plan documents and benefits

Effective August 1, 2015, Aetna Student Health is changing its reimbursement payment rates for services provided by out-of-network non-preferred providers. In most cases, this will result in a reduction in the portion of the cost of care paid for by Aetna Student Health. Please consult your Master Policy and/or Plan Design & Benefits Summary for details on the Aetna Student Health reimbursement payment rates applicable to services provided by out-of-network non-preferred providers.

2015 - 2016 Rice University Plan Summary of Benefits and Coverage

2015 - 2016 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.

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