April 23, 2020
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In response to requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Kenyon offers a comprehensive student health insurance program for the 2020-21 academic year.
Accident only insurance will automatically cover all full-time students as of August 15, 2020 and will continue through August 14, 2021.
Plan Cost and Benefit Period: The annual cost of the Optional Student Health Insurance is not yet available (cost was $1,525.00 for Plan 2 for the 2019-20 academic year). The annual fee will be charged one-time each academic year on the fall semester tuition and fees billing statement. Coverage begins on August 15, 2020 and will continue through August 14, 2021.
College policy does not permit international students with F-1 and J-1 status to waive the Optional Student Health Insurance unless the family holds U.S. employer provided health insurance meeting Federal ACA requirements.
Waiver: If you have other comparable insurance coverage and you do not wish to enroll in the optional health insurance plan offered by the College, you must complete an online waiver form no later than August 15, 2020 at www.studentplanscenter.com. The waiver period begins on July 16, 2020 and ends on August 15, 2020.
Please pay close attention to the waiver deadline of August 15, 2020. Federal regulations of the ACA do not allow for any waiver exceptions after August 15, 2020. ACA regulations, enforced by the IRS and administered by an independent insurance company, state that the insurance must be in effect for one year, therefore coverage can not be waived after the August 15, 2020 deadline. If you do not waive the coverage by the waiver date, you will be responsible for payment, no exceptions.
For complete benefit and coverage information, refer to the student health insurance brochure at www.studentplanscenter.com.