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STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

As a part of Fuller Seminary’s commitment to fostering a healthy community, Fuller offers a medical and dental plan to students in order to maintain basic health coverage, given minimum requirements are met. While enrollment is not mandatory for all students, a select few academic programs do have mandatory requirements for students to maintain basic health coverage.

Students required to meet this requirement can do so by purchasing health insurance through Fuller’s Student Health Insurance (SHI) office OR by completing an online waiver and demonstrating proof of comparable health insurance once per academic year. This excludes F1 or J1 International students.

Enrollment in the student health insurance plan is processed each quarter online at the time of class registration in the "Register For Classes Module located on the Current Students Homepage. Students complete course enrollment and then click on STEP 4 to enroll in the SHI plan or Waive Out of the plan. 

Health insurance fees are applied to the students account and are due by the first Friday of the first week of the quarter unless payment arrangements are made with the Student Financial Services (SFS) Department.

Enrolling In The Plan

Enrolling in the Fuller-sponsored plan is not mandatory for Domestic students. However, the following students are required to enroll in the plan or provide proof of comparable coverage by completing an online waiver: 

  • Ph.D. Level Students
  • School of Psychology Students-Pasadena campus only
  • F1 & J1 International Students (online waiver is not available to International students.)

Failure to adhere to Fuller’s Health Insurance requirement to enroll or waive out by the waiver deadline will result in default enrollment and the student account charged the insurance fee.

Masters-level students and students enrolled in other advanced degree programs are eligible to enroll in the medical plan as long as the 8 unit course requirement and Southern California residency requirement is met. 

*Due to COVID-19, Aetna Insurance has allowed Fuller to temporarily offer all students health insurance coverage as long as they meet the 8 unit course requirement for the 2020-2021 academic year. However, it is not known if this exception will continue beyond this year. Students that reside outside of Southern California and are interested in enrolling in the plan should contact the Student Health Insurance Department at shi@fuller.edu.  

Enrollment Deadline Dates
Fall:  10/2/20
Winter:   01/08/21
Spring:   04/02/21
Summer:   06/25/21

Waiving Out Of The Fuller Sponsored Plan

Online waivers are completed once per academic year during class registration. Failure to complete a waiver or enroll will result in default enrollment into the Fuller sponsored plan and the student account charged the insurance fee. 

The following students are required to complete an online waiver by the waiver deadline:  

  • Ph.D.- Level Students- Southern California residents
  • School of Psychology Students-Pasadena campus only

Masters-level students, students enrolled in other advanced degree programs, and students residing outside of Southern California ARE NOT required to waive out of the plan.

Waiver Deadline Dates
Fall:  10/2/20
Winter:   01/08/21
Spring:   04/02/21
Summer:   06/25/21

2020 - 2021 Fuller Student Health Insurance Plan Highlights

Academic Year Plan Coverage Dates
Fall:  09/20/20 - 12/19/20
Winter:   12/20/20 - 03/19/21
Spring:   03/20/20 - 06/19/21
Summer:   06/20/20 - 09/19/21

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

AETNA OPEN CHOICE PPO PLAN

PRINT INSURANCE CARD (Use G# to access card information)

Coverage Level Price
Student Only $936.75
Add Spouse $936.75
Add 1 Child $936.75
Add 2 or more Children $1,873.50
All prices are per quarter for the academic year and a $20.00 administration fee will be added to the Student Only plan.

Additional Domestic Student Plan Information

  • Click here to create your online Aetna Domestic plan account.
  • Click here for a guide on “How To Use Your Aetna Insurance Plan.”
  • Click here to find an In-Network Doctor, Facility, or Pharmacy.
  • Click here for Behavioral Health Services information.
  • Click here to see if Pre-Certification is required for a Medical or Behavioral Health service.
  • Click here for Maternity Benefit information.
  • Click here  for Telehealth Service information.
  • Click here for Prescription information.
  • Click here for a Medical Claim Form (only needed for out-of-network providers).
  • Click here for additional Resources and Forms.
  • Click here for list of common plan exclusions and limitations.

AETNA Open Choice PPO Plan International Students Group Number:  686219
AETNA Open Choice PPO Plan Claim Address and Customer Service Phone #:
Aetna Health Insurance
P.O. Box 981106
El Paso, TX 79998
1-877-480-4161 (8AM - 8PM PT)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

AETNA OPEN CHOICE PPO PLAN

PRINT INSURANCE CARD (Use G# to access card information)

Coverage Level Price
Student Only $601.00
Add Spouse $601.00
Add 1 Child $601.00
Add 2 or more Children $1,202.00
All prices are per quarter for the academic year and a $20.00 administration fee will be added to the Student Only plan.

Additional International Student Plan Information

  • Click here to create your online Aetna Internal Plan account.
  • Click here for a guide on “How To Use Your Aetna Insurance Plan.”
  • Click here to find an In-Network Doctor, Facility, or Pharmacy
  • Click here for Behavioral Health benefit information.
  • Click here to see if Pre-Certification is required for a Medical or Behavioral Health service.
  • Click here for Maternity Benefit information.
  • Click here for Telehealth services information.
  • Click here for Prescription information.
  • Click here for an Medical Claim Form (only needed for out-of-network providers).
  • Click here for additional Resources and Forms.
  • Click here for list of common plan exclusions and limitations.

 

AETNA Open Choice PPO Plan International Students Group Number:  686224
AETNA Open Choice PPO Plan Claim Address and Customer Service Phone#:
Aetna Health Insurance
P.O. Box 981106
El Paso, TX 79998
1-877-480-4161 (8AM - 8PM PT)

Aetna Plan Resource Information

  • Doctors: You may receive care from any doctor or hospital. But the Plan pays more — and you pay less — when you use an in-network doctor (see find a doctor above).
  • Routine Office Visits: When you go to an AETNA doctor for a routine office visit, you pay a copay. If you have additional care, such as lab work or x-rays, they will be subject to the plan’s deductible and coinsurance. Students should also confirm that services DO NOT require Pre-Certification for medical treatment.
  • Emergency & Urgent Care Services: Non-Emergency care in a hospital emergency room is not covered. Non- Urgent Care services in an urgent care are not covered.  
  • Prescription Drugs: When you use an Aetna In-Network pharmacy, you will be charged the lesser of the drug cost or a flat copay as long as you use a contracted pharmacy. 
  • Other Covered Services: You first pay an annual deductible (per person). Then the Plan pays their % when you use providers in the Aetna Open Choice PPO network.
  • Out-of-Pocket Maximum: Once your costs reach the annual out-of-pocket maximum, the Plan pays 100% for eligible services for the rest of the policy year.

IRS Information-1095 Statements sent to students for IRS FAQs for individual tax filers

Additional Travel Coverage for Domestic and International Students

Click here for information on the supplementary travel coverage included with your purchase of the Aetna Open Choice plan offered by Academic HealthPlans (AHP). This plan does not cover International students traveling to their home country.

DENTAL COVERAGE

Dental coverage is voluntary and available to both Domestic and International students. Students must reside in Southern California and be enrolled in at least one course in order to be enrolled in the plan. Enrollment is completed each quarter directly with Academic HealthPlans (AHP) by clicking on the Enrollment link below or by contacting AHP directly at (855) 844-3001. Students should be prepared to pay dental insurance premiums via check or credit card at the time of enrollment.

2020-2021 United Concordia Dental Brochure

Coverage Level PRICE
Student $56.27
Add Spouse $38.84
Add Children $38.84

Click HERE to enroll

Additional Dental Plan Information 

  • Click here to visit United Concordia Plus Dental Insurance website.
  • Click here for information on the United Concordia Plus Mobile App. 
  • Click here for information about “How My Dental Plan Works.”
  • Click here to find In-Network Dentists in the United Concordia Dental plan.                        Dentists are assigned by the plan based on your address. You may change Dentist by contacting United Concordia directly after enrollment is confirmed and request a new doctor or provide the name of an in-network dentist from the list.  
  • Click here for United Concordia Claim Forms and Information.

United Concordia Plus (DHMO) Annual Enrollment Group Number:
Fuller Theological Seminary 005898514001000

United Concordia Plus (DHMO) Quarterly Enrollment Group Number:
Fuller Theological Seminary 005898514000000

United Concordia Plus (DHMO) Plan Claim Address and Customer Service Phone#:
United Concordia
P.O. Box 69421
Harrisburg, PA  17106-9421
1-866-357-3304 (5AM-5PM PST) 

Contact Information
Due to COVID-19, the Student Health Insurance (SHI) office is working remotely and all inquiries should be sent via email to shi@fuller.edu.  

E-mail: shi@fuller.edu

Mailing Address:
Student Health Insurance Office
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday- Friday: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

For more information about Fuller’s student health insurance plans you may also visit the carrier websites or our Administrator Academic HealthPlans:

Aetna Insurance Domestic Student Plan
Aetna Insurance International Student Plan
United Concordia Dental (DHMO)

If you have enrolled in the medical plan and additional questions about coverage benefits please contact Aetna’s Customer Service at 1-877-480-4161. If you have enrolled in the dental plan and have additional questions about dental benefits you may also contact United Concordia customer service at 1-866-357-3304. You may also contact Fuller’s student health insurance administrator Academic HealthPlans (AHP) at 1-855-844-3001 for questions concerning the plans as well.