University of Southern California

USC Student Health Insurance Plan*

USC students receive a great health benefits plan if they choose to stay on the USC Student Health Insurance. In compliance with the Affordable Care Act, passed in August 2012, the USC Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan covers many annual preventive screenings and immunizations per Healthcare Reform law at no cost-sharing to the patient. This includes an annual preventive Pap Smear, STD screenings (such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV), and other preventive laboratory exams (lipids, comprehensive metabolic, and cholesterol panels). Please view your plan benefits for more detailed information.

The University offers the USC Student Health Insurance Plan through Aetna Student Health, underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company (ALIC) and administered by Chickering Claims Administrators, Inc. (CCA)). The USC Student Health Insurance Plan works in conjunction with the Eric Cohen Student Health Center through the Engemann Student Health Center and Counseling Services. This plan has been carefully selected to cover all of our students' healthcare needs.

Complete Aetna Plan Document
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Cost and Coverage Dates
Coverage DatesCostWaiver Deadline
Spring / Summer 2014January 13, 2014 to August 17, 2014$914.00January 31, 2014
Fall 2014August 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015$610.00September 12, 2014
Spring / Summer 2015January 12, 2015 to August 16, 2015$1102.00January 30, 2015

Coverage for spring and summer is only available combined and cannot be purchased separately. You may also request plan information in person or by email at Please be advised, email is not a secure medium for transmitting confidential information.

Health Insurance Benefits for Students Studying Abroad in a USC-Sponsored Overseas Program

If you are studying abroad, USC wants to ensure that you are covered by health insurance. If you are already enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan, you will have all the benefits of the Plan described above, plus:

If you are not enrolled already in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan, and you are studying abroad in a USC-sponsored overseas program, you will be automatically charged for the USC Student Health Insurance Plan for Students Studying Overseas for the duration of your program. Please refer to the Summary of Benefits for Students Studying Overseas.

While you are overseas, students need to always carry their USC I.D. card and International S.O.S. I.D. card with them at all times in case you have a medical emergency or need urgent care.

*Information derived from the Engemann Student Health Center Insurance Website