Do I need Health Insurance to access the Student Health Center?
No, you are entitled to use all the services at the Student Health Center because you were assessed the non-refundable Student Health Fee as part of fees. Most visits are charged a $6.00 door fee and can be paid by the following methods:
Where can I read about the Student Health Insurance Plan?
The Student Health Insurance Plan can be found on Aetna's website. To view the plan, click here.
Is the Student Health Insurance Plan primary or secondary coverage?
The Student Health Insurance Plan provided by Aetna is a coordination of benefits plan and in most situations will be primary.
How do I opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan?
If you are enrolled under another insurance policy that meets the minimum requirements, you may receive a refund of the SIU Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to request a refund is the second Friday of the Fall and Spring Semesters and the first Friday of Summer semester.
Once a refund is requested online in the Fall semester, you are exempt for one entire year, meaning you will have to apply for a petition to waive the SIU Student Health Insurance Plan Fee each year you attend SIU. If you are entering SIU in either the Spring or Summer semesters, you may apply for the refund for that semester, but will need to apply again in the Fall. Then you will be exempt for one year.
PLEASE NOTE: Once the insurance waiver form has been completed and a reference number received, it will take several days for the refund to be processed.
Do I have to apply for an insurance waiver every semester?
Once a refund is requested online in the Fall semester and granted, you are exempt for one entire year. If you are entering SIU in either the Spring or Summer semesters, you may apply for the refund for that semester, but will need to apply again in the Fall. Then you will be exempt for one year.
who do i contact to speak to an insurance representative?
The Insurance department located in the Student Health Center no longer handles claims, benefits, or verifies eligibility and enrollment. The current staff acts as a liaison for students who have questions about insurance by directing them to contact either Aetna Student Health or Gallagher Student Health.
To contact the Insurance department, call 618/453-4413.