Final Deadline: September 30, 2015
The Jewish Theological Seminary's Office of Human Resources offers an extensive Student Health Insurance Plan for you, your spouse or domestic partner, and dependent children. The plan is administered through the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan (Columbia Plan), and is underwritten by Aetna Student Health. It is an annual plan with coverage dates from August 15, 2015 to August 14, 2016. The plan election made is for the entire academic year, and cannot be changed in the middle of a plan year.
YOU MUST COMPLETE THE APPLICABLE FORM AT THE START OF EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR. Your enrollment/waiver will be valid for the entire academic year, but does not transfer from year to year.
ALL FULL-TIME AND/OR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS MUST HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. If you do not submit either a health insurance waiver or enrollment form by September 30, 2015, you will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna Gold plan and charged accordingly.
The Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan (Columbia Plan) has two parts:
Periods of Coverage:
The Columbia Plan covers a full year of care: August 15, 2015–August 14, 2016. The coverage year for 2015–2016 is divided into two terms:
What are the requirements for full-time and/or residential students?
Full-Time Students: For the purposes of student health insurance, full-time is defined as 9 credits or more-regardless of school.
Residential Students: Residential students include those students living in Brush and Goldsmith Residence Halls.
All full-time and residential students are automatically enrolled and charged for Columbia Health, regardless of whether or not they waive out of the Columbia Plan. We, therefore, encourage you to utilize Columbia Health's services, which include urgent, routine, and follow-up medical care. Student Health InsurancePrior to the start of each academic year, all full-time and residential students are required to either:
Unless you complete the applicable Enrollment or Waiver form, you will automatically be enrolled and charged for the Gold Level of the Aetna Columbia Student Health Plan. Please note that it is in your best interest to complete the Student Health Insurance Enrollment Form even if you wish to elect the Gold Level.
What do I do if I am a List College Student?
Joint Program, Columbia University Students: Please complete the JTS 2015–2016 Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form (PDF) and NOT Columbia's Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form. JTS's Office of Human Resources administers your student health insurance and NOT Columbia's Insurance Office.
Double Degree Program, Barnard Students: For students in the Double Degree Program, health services and insurance are administered through Barnard College. Double Degree students should NOT complete the JTS Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form.
What if I am not a full-time or residential student?
If you are not a full-time or residential student, you are considered exempt from the student health insurance requirement. However, you may CHOOSE to enroll in Student Health Insurance by completing the 2015–2016 Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form (PDF). Should you elect to enroll, Columbia Health is an essential component of Student Health Insurance, and you will automatically be enrolled and charged for Columbia Health.
What is the deadline to submit the Student Health Insurance Enrollment or Waiver Form?
We encourage you to complete and return the applicable form to the Office of Human Resources by July 15, 2015. However, the very last day to submit your form is September 30, 2015.
How do I return my form?
Please return your form to the Office of Human Resources either:
What are the premiums?
The schedule of premiums, as well as additional information, is included on pages 1-4 of the 2015–2016 Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form (PDF).
Please read the resources posted below very carefully. The above is a synopsis of Student Health Insurance and is NOT intended to be comprehensive.
For any additional questions you may have, please contact the JTS Office of Human Resources at (212) 678-8014 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Information JTS Office of Human Resources:
(212) 678-8014 or email@example.com
(212) 854-2284 (General Information)
(212) 854-7426 (Medical Services Appointments)
(212) 854-2878 (Counseling and Psychological Services Appointments)
Aetna Student Health:
(800) 859-8471 (Customer Service)
(800) 238-6279 (Aetna Pharmacy Management)