Student Health Insurance at PLNU Insurance coverage is an important part of health care which has a direct impact on academic and personal success. All undergraduate students registered on the PLNU Main Campus are required to have health insurance coverage for illness and injury. To satisfy this requirement, the University provides students with a comprehensive, Affordable Health Care compliant student health insurance plan each year even if they are studying abroad. Spouses of enrolled students and dependents may apply for coverage under the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan through the Student Financial Services Office during the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters.
New and Readmitted Students
The University has provided a comprehensive student health insurance policy for all undergraduate students enrolled on the main campus. New and readmitted students who desire to keep their health insurance plan must waive the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan on the Student Portal and provide a copy of the front and back of their insurance card in order to avoid being charged for the full price of the student health insurance plan. Be advised that charges for the full price of the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan will be in effect for failure to provide verification of a valid health insurance card on the Student Portal. The deadline to complete the wavier process is the end of the second week of classes, after which, insurance charges cannot be removed from the student’s account.
Upon completion of one semester at the University, students do not have to indicate their preference for health insurance each semester. By completing the initial process, the University will keep your health information on file to be used in case of illness or injury. Electing to remain with the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan continues your annual health care coverage as stated in the insurance brochure, and your account will be billed each fall and spring semester that you are enrolled at the University. It is the responsibility of the student to update the Wellness Center immediately should your preferences for health insurance change during the academic year.
Changing Your Health Insurance Plan Preferences
An enrollment window for obtaining the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan is available during the first two weeks of each semester. This information will be available via Loma Link, Student Financial Services publications and Chapel Slides. Students can make changes to opt-in or opt-out of the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan during the enrollment window by contacting the Wellness Center before the enrollment deadline. Enrollment into the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan is not available after the second week of classes, except in cases of “involuntary loss of coverage”. Contact or visit the Wellness Center immediately should changes to your personal health insurance plan occur at any time during the academic year.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Downloadable insurance cards, claim forms, brochures and other related resources for the current semester/year are available at www.renstudent.com/plnu. You can find your closest provider by searching the California Foundation for Medical Care databases. While it is the student's responsibility to follow up with completion of claim forms, Wellness Center staff can provide assistance as needed. Please contact our office for help (619. 849. 2574).