Who is Eligible?
All full-time and part-time students registered for resident study, excluding Continuing Education participants, are eligible to purchase the plan for themselves and their dependents.
Please note: All non-immigrant, international students in F-1 and J-1 student visa status are required to purchase and maintain adequate medical insurance coverage while they are enrolled at LSU. Therefore, these students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the university-sponsored plan, Gallagher Student Health/ United HealthCare. Students who wish to decline the university-sponsored plan coverage must submit an online waiver form and proof of comparable, alternative medical insurance coverage to Gallagher Student Health by the 14th class day of each semester. The alternative insurance policy must provide similar or more extensive coverage, as compared to the university-sponsored plan, for it to be accepted, https://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/is/insurance/mandatory.php. Only after confirmation of the approval is presented will the charge for the university-sponsored plan be credited to the student’s fee bill.
How to Enroll
myLSU Health Insurance Codes:
Students wanting to utilize any of the following options MUST do so online directly with the insurance company:
- enroll in the monthly payment plan
- purchase coverage for dependents
If your class schedule is purged for any reason, you must ensure the insurance is reassessed on the subsequent Bursar Office bill.
It is extremely important that you read the plan brochure to understand the specific terms and conditions, benefits, coverage limitations and policy exclusions that are described therein. The plan has cost containment features to keep your health costs as low as possible while maximizing your premium dollar and conserving your benefits, as appropriate. Please pay special attention to the Referrals section. You are responsible for obtaining new or renewal referrals when they are required. Brochures are also available at the SHC, the ISO, and on the insurance company's website.
Students enrolled in the University-sponsored insurance must use the resources of the LSU Student Health Center first, where treatment will be administered or a referral issued. In order to access the Student Health Center services, they must pay the Student Health Fee each semester.
- Part-time students will be required to pay this fee.
- If a nonstudent spouse would like to access Health Center services, their student spouse must be eligible, and they, too, must pay the Student Health Fee.
Students and their dependents also have the ability to select stand-alone Vision and Dental programs administered by Humana. Coverage under one of the health plans is not required to purchase the Vision or Dental products. Enrollment in the Vision and Dental programs should be handled online directly with the insurance company.
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