Student Health Insurance
ATSU Student Health Insurance Requirements
ATSU requires that all students enrolled in a RESIDENTIAL program maintain comprehensive health insurance coverage. Proof of adequate coverage as defined by ATSU must be presented to the Registrar's Office and must be maintained throughout the duration of enrollment. Failure to maintain continuous health insurance coverage may result in disciplinary action including possible suspension and/or dismissal.
If your program of study requires you to relocate to a different state, you will need to check with your current provider to see if their coverage will extend to that state. If it does not, you will need to obtain a new policy that does.
Students are given flexibility to select a plan that best meets their needs. Applying for health insurance, waiting to see if you are approved, and waiting for coverage to begin often takes 2 weeks or longer to complete. Do not wait until the last minute to purchase health insurance coverage.
Proof of health insurance must be submitted, reviewed, and documented by the Registrar’s Office prior to the start of your first term to avoid any disciplinary action.
How do I submit my proof of insurance coverage?
An email from the Registrar’s Office will be sent to your ATSU email account when the CampusVue Student Portal is available for uploading your health insurance information. At that time, please follow the Submitting Proof of Health Insurance Coverage instructions. Do not send a copy of your health insurance card to the Registrar’s Office. Please check your ATSU email account regularly for the health insurance notification and other communication from ATSU.
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How do I update the University if I have changed policies?
It is important that you notify the University if you change your health insurance policy within 24 hours of a change. The new information will need to be added to your student record. If you change health insurance policies, please complete the Proof of Health Insurance Form, save it, and email it to the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is insurance coverage required?
Students often ask why they are required to carry health insurance. There are many reasons including, but not limited to the following:
- You may face financial hardship due to unexpected medical expenses.
- You may be at high risk for illness or disease because of exposure to patients in clinical settings.
- Hospitals require students to have and maintain health insurance.
- A health insurance policy is a good form of preventive medicine.
Do I have to maintain continuous insurance coverage?
Yes, coverage must be maintained throughout the duration of enrollment. Failure to maintain continuous health insurance coverage may result in disciplinary action including possible suspension and/or dismissal.
What do I do when I start rotations?
Be sure an updated copy of your current coverage is on file. All regions require a copy of your health insurance information before you can start rotations.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office:
P: 660.626.2356 or Toll free: 866.626.2878 ext. 2356