Student Resources

Health Insurance FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about health insurance requirements and the student health insurance policy at Southwestern University.

  • You must waive the student health insurance policy by going to and entering your personal health insurance information.

    The waiver period will begin May 1, 2017 and end July 20, 2017.

    Providing a copy of your health insurance card to the Health Center or Athletics does NOT waive the student health insurance policy!

  • No. You MUST visit the waiver website listed above to waive the student health insurance policy between May 1, 2017 and July 20, 2017. 

  • Insurance carrier: UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus PPO Network

    Premium: $1,678 per year (August 10, 2017-August 9, 2018)

    Deductible: $200 for “in-network” providers ($600 for “out-of-network”)

    Coinsurance: 80/20 for “in-network” providers (60/40 for “out-of network”)

    Co-payment: $25 physician visit ($150 emergency room/ urgent care visit)

    Prescription co-pay: $20 generic, $45 formulary, $60 non-formulary

    For more detailed information, visit click “Students” and “Print Plan Summary”

  • Out-of-state plans that will provide coverage at the location of the university will be accepted.

    State Medicaid plans and other plans that do not provide coverage outside of their network/ state will not be accepted for the student health insurance waiver.

  • You should receive an email confirmation stating that you submitted a waiver request. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please contact the EIIA student health insurance team at 1.888.255.4029.

  • Yes. December graduates do have this option; however, December graduates MUST REQUEST Fall only coverage by contacting BOTH the Business Office at studentaccounts@southwestern.eduand EIIA at 1-888-255-4029 in order for this change to occur.  The Fall only plan for December graduates will have an effective date of August 10, 2017 to January 9, 2018 (prorated). (Note: You will not be able to re-enroll if this option is chosen)

  • Yes. Spring/ Summer coverage will have effective date of January 10, 2018 to August 9, 2018 (prorated).

  • No. The university has a separate Athletic Accident Insurance policy that will be used should an accident occur during an SU intercollegiate athletic event. Please contact the SU Athletic Department for more information.

  • Yes. Financial aid may be used to help cover the expense of the student health insurance plan, but cannot be used to cover other health insurance plans.

    You can reach the financial aid office at 512.863.1259.

  • Yes. This plan is through UnitedHealthcare and you may elect to see any doctor that accepts the insurance plan.

    To find a provider, visit

  • Yes. UnitedHealthcare Global: Global Emergency Services is provided under the plan.

  • International students will be provided with a separate health insurance plan.

  • No, part-time students are not required to have health insurance and the student health insurance policy is only available to full-time students.

  • No. Coverage will only be available for full-time students of Southwestern University.

  • Students may request a refund if they are withdrawing from school within the first 31 days of the coverage start date (August 10, 2017) as long as no claims have been filed. Once a student has been covered for 31 days, the carrier will not refund the premium.

  • Yes, your policy will remain in effect.

  • Yes. This is considered a “qualifying event” and you have 31 days from your loss of coverage date to purchase the student health insurance policy. Please contact EIIA at 1-888-255-4029 for help.

  • Students will be notified via email that their ID cards are available. EIIA will send a link to set up an account and print ID cards.

    If you need medical care prior to receiving this email from EIIA, please contact the SU Health Center at 512-863-1252.

  • Please contact EIIA at 1-888-255-4029.