Due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as the recently issued Health and Human Services (HSS) regulations, Puget Sound can no longer offer the Student Accident & Sickness insurance plan that was available during recent years. Those types of plans do not meet HSS requirements.
It is important for students to carry some type of health coverage. Many students have, or can obtain, health coverage through a parent’s or guardian’s policy. All students should:
There are many individual health insurance policy options. Students should select a policy that best meets their individual needs, preferences, and budget. Therefore, Puget Sound cannot recommend any particular individual policy for all students. Students and/or parents should research options where coverage applies to their home state and Washington.
Students and/or parents also can access multiple individual policy options through eHealthInsurance.com. Go to the “Individual & Family” link on this site to access “Student Health Insurance” and “Short-term Health Insurance” in order to:
Counseling, Health and Wellness Services (CHWS) provides limited, low-cost primary care student health services. See the CHWS website. Please note these services and operating hours are limited. Students should also have health insurance coverage to fund off-campus medical treatment needs.
Students purchasing individual health coverage are encouraged to commence research now. New national health regulations have generated insurance market competition as well as newly emerging policies and pricing.