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Student Health Insurance Plan

Otis College Health Insurance Policy:

All degree seeking students enrolled in BFA and MFA programs are required to have health insurance. All currently enrolled students are automatically enrolled in Otis College's Student Health Insurance Plan, unless a waiver is completed. Students will receive an email from Academic Health Plans (AHP) in early May 2019 with waiver instructions. 

Health Insurance Adminstrator and Plan Network

Otis College's insurance plan is administered through Anthem. It is a full service plan that utilizes the Anthem PPO Network.

Plan Perks & Highlights:

  • All services at the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) on campus are 100% free (no co-pays)
  • On-Site Physician and Nurse Practioner in the SHWC on campus 
  • Full service PPO plan with nationwide network
  • Low co-pays and deductible for off-campus services
  • Student Health and Wellness Center provides benefit and claims assistance, referrals and coordination of care
  • Discount vision services for students up to 19 years old

 

BFA (undergraduate) & MFA:

Term Cost Coverage
Fall (2019) $950 (5 months of coverage) 8/17/2019–
1/6/2020
Spring/Summer (2020) $1,330 (7 months of coverage) 1/7/2020–
8/16/2020

BFA (undergraduate) & MFA - WAIVING:

Waiving Link Will Be Available 5/6/2019–
8/15/2019

Students are eligible to waive once they are admitted, enrolled and registered at Otis College.

Waiver Deadline 8/15/2019

 

 

*If you have special circumstances please visit the Student Health & Wellness Center for more information*

MFA Graphic Design:

Term Cost Coverage
Summer (2019) $570 6/10/2019–
8/31/2019
Fall (2019) $760 9/1/2019–
1/6/2020
Spring (2020) $950 1/7/2020–
6/8/2020
Summer (2020) $570 6/9/2020–
8/31/2020

MFA Graphic Design - WAIVING:

Waiving Link Will Be Available 5/6/2019–
6/6/2019
Students are eligible to waive once they are admitted, enrolled and registered at Otis College.
Waiver Deadline 6/6/2019

 

 

*If you have special circumstances please visit the Student Health & Wellness Center for more information*

Insurance information for currently enrolled students:

Students that currently have the 2018-2019 academic year Cigna PPO plan are provided Transition of Care Assistance through Anthem. Please contact the SHWC for additional information.

2018-2019 Student Health Insurance Plan (BFA/MFA) - Print ID cards, Find providers, View detailed plan information, etc.

2018-2019 Student Health Insurance Plan (MFA Graphic Design) - Print ID cards, Find providers, View detailed plan information, etc.

    ID Cards: ID cards must be printed from online. They are not mailed out.

    Tax Information/1095B Forms

    If you were a member of the Student Health Insurance Plan during the 2016-2017 plan year or the 2017-2018 plan year, CHP will be sending you a copy of your 1095B form for tax filing purposes. The 1095B forms are NOT available online. They will be sent hardcopy to the address that CHP has on file for you. Please make sure that CHP has your most updated address by emailing customer service at customerservice@chpemail.com or cs@chpemail.com.

    If you have questions about receiving your 1095B form, please contact the SHWC

    Dependent coverage

    You may enroll eligible dependents onto the health insurance plan as long as you are covered. If you would like to do so, please click the link below. For MFA Graphic Design students, the Summer deadline to enroll dependents is 6/28/19. For BFA (undergraduate) and MFA students, the Fall deadline to enroll dependents is 9/15/19.

    Enroll dependents (BFA (undergraduate) and MFA students)

    Enroll dependents (MFA Graphic Design students)

    Waiving the Otis College Student Health Insurance Plan

    In order to save the cost of the health insurance plan, you MUST complete an online waiver by the deadline. Waiver instructions will be sent to Otis email addresses from Academic Health Plans (AHP) and the waiver for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in early May 2019.

    If you waived the school's insurance, then lost your outside coverage

    If this applies to you, you are still obligated to have health insurance coverage while at Otis College.This most commonly occurs in the following scenarios.

    • Students turns 26 and loses coverage under their parents
    • Covered CA or Medi-Cal coverage is not renewed
    • Parent loses coverage through work so student no longer has their coverage

    If you lose health insurance coverage part way through the plan year, you have the option to get onto the school's health insurance plan for the rest of the plan year. Your coverage will be pro-rated so that you only pay for the months that you receive coverage. If you would like to get onto the school's insurance mid-year, or have questions about this policy, please contact the Student Health and Wellness Center at studenthealth@otis.edu or by phone at 310-846-5738

    Leave of Absence & Not Re-Enrolling

    The school's insurance plan covers you each semester that you are enrolled. Should your matriculation continue into the next semester, your coverage will also continue. If you do not enroll, or take a leave of absence less than 30 days into the next semester, your insurance will be terminated (end) the last day of coverage for your last enrolled semester.

    • Example 1: You are enrolled for Fall 2019, but do not enroll for Spring. Your coverage will end on the last day of Fall 2019 coverage.
    • Example 2: You are enrolled for Fall 2019 and enroll for Spring 2020, but then take a leave of absence less than 30 days into the Spring semester. Your coverage be terminated back to the last day of Fall 2019 coverage.

    If you take a leave of absence 31 or more days into the semester, your insurance will remain in place for the rest of that semester.

    Please note: There is often lag time bewteen your coverage ending and the insurance company's system showing that your membership is terminated. Should you use your insurance during that time, you will later be responsible to pay back anything that the insurance paid for you during that time. It is requested that you do NOT attempt to use your insurance after the termination date.

    Questions? Please contact the SHWC Staff at studenthealth@otis.edu, Student Health and Wellness Center (Ahmanson 107) or by phone at 310-846-5738


    Accident Insurance

    All currently enrolled students are enrolled in a comprehensive Student Accident Insurance plan.  

    Accident Insurance Plan

    Accident Insurance Claim Form  
    (Download the form to fill it out online)