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Health Insurance is Strongly Recommended for All Students
Information regarding health insurance is available in the Student Health and Wellness Center. Students should carry a copy of current insurance information with them to ALL health care providers. Call 434-395-2102 if you need resource information. See the table to the right for current insurance provider options. When reading the eligibility requirements BE SURE TO UNDERSTAND EACH INSURANCE COMPANY'S DEFINITION FOR ENROLLED STUDENT AS THEY CAN VARY and you need to make sure you choose the correct plan for you.
Health Insurance is Required for International Students
International Students: Visit the Longwood University Office of International Affairs for information on required health insurance. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Traveler's Health information.
Medical services in the U.S. are not nationalized. Costs for doctors' services and hospitals may be more expensive than in other countries. Longwood University requires that international students subscribe to a health insurance plan before arriving.
The policy must provide coverage for hospitalization expenses, medical evacuation, and repatriation expenses.
Every full-time undergraduate student must have a Certificate of Immunization on file. This record must include immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, and tetanus. Meningitis and Hepatitis B immunizations are also required, however, waivers can be signed for Meningitis and Hepatitis B if the student chooses to not receive these immunizations. Students may not be able to register for classes without complying with these immunizations.
|Julia Davis Insurance Agency||Phone: 434.645.8479|
New Toolkit for Students Provides Information on Health Insurance and the New Health Care Reform Law
Young Invincibles, a national organization representing the interests of young Americans between the ages of 18 and 34, has developed the Getting Covered Campaign to inform young adults and their families about dependent coverage, the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parent's plan until age 26.
Now available through the campaign is a free Graduation Toolkit that provides your students with information on how the new health care law works and helps them access insurance and care.
A toolkit is available for each state and includes information for students such as:
How to stay on or go back on their parent's plan up to age 26
What to look for when buying individual insurance including key insurance terms
What students should know if they have a pre-existing or chronic condition
What government insurance programs, such as Medicaid, might be available in each state
Where to find local community health centers
What students need to know about the new health care law
What young woman should look for
Facts on young adults and cancer
This toolkit can be a handy resource that will help your students better understand how to get or maintain health insurance coverage upon graduation. The toolkit may be downloaded at www.YoungInvincibles.org/Toolkit.