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Health Insurance Policy

The site is open for the 2014-2015 academic year.


General Information for our Domestic and Online Students

In support of our students’ continued good health and the health of our University community and in compliance with Drexel University policy, all full-time students, including online students, must carry health insurance. Those students who have comparable health insurance may waive participation in the Drexel University sponsored plan by submitting proof of coverage. Students enrolling in the Drexel Plan will have their health insurance cost placed on their student account. Students must waive/enroll at the beginning of every academic year that they are a student at the University.

The waive/enroll process must be completed at aetnastudenthealth.com.

In the purple box, type ‘Drexel University’ to be directed to our welcome page. On the right-hand side, click the ‘Enroll/Waive’ link under your campus heading. Select your program from the drop-down menu and then type in your student id# and date of birth. From there, follow the instructions to either enroll into or waive the coverage.

Failure to waive or enroll in the school sponsored plan before SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 will result in a default enrollment into the university sponsored plan. The charge for this plan will subsequently appear on the university bill. Once this charge has been placed, it cannot be removed.

If a student chooses to purchase their own insurance, the policy purchased must meet certain minimum requirements. Those include:

  • Plans must provide coverage for both non- emergency and emergency coverage in the Drexel University area;
  • Plans must be provided by a company licensed to do business in the United States – with a U.S. claims payment office and a U.S. phone number;
  • Plans must provide coverage for pre-existing conditions immediately upon enrollment;
  • Plans must be purchased for the full period for which the student will be enrolled for the coming academic year – not by the month or semester;
  • Annual Plan Deductible of no more than $2500;
  • Plan must provide coverage for Mental Health & Substance Abuse;
  • Plan must provide prescription coverage

Drexel University 2014/2015 Student Health Insurance Plan

There have been significant positive changes to our Drexel University Student Health Insurance Policy. These changes have been made for different reasons including student requests to have a more comprehensive health insurance plan and also because of  Health Care Reform legislation.  Also, Preventative Dental care and Vision care will be INCLUDED in our Dragon Preferred Plan (not offered if purchasing the Dragon Plan).  To read about the full benefits of these plans please go to aetnastudenthealth.com  The following will compare the Dragon Plan to the Dragon Preferred Plan:

Plan Comparison Here 

Travel Assistance

For assistance, please contact (866) 525-1956 within the United States and 00-1-603-328-1965 outside the United States.

Coverage anywhere – at school, home or traveling, plus you are covered in the summer.

24/7 Worldwide Medical Information & Assistance

  • Pre-Trip Plans
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Medical/Dental/Pharmacy Referral
  • Hospital Deposit Arrangements
  • Prescription Drug Replacement Assistance
  • Dispatch of Physician
  • Unlimited Emergency Medical Evacuation
  • Unlimited Medical Repatriation
  • Visit by Family Member/Friend during hospitalization
  • $2,500 Emergency Return Home in the event of death or life threatening illness of a parent or sibling

Travel Assistance

  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Arrangements
  • Translation Assistance
  • Emergency Travel Funds Assistance
  • Lost Luggage and Travel Documents Assistance
  • Assistance with Replacement of Credit Card/Travelers Checks
  • Medical/Dental/Pharmacy Referral Service
  • Hospital Deposit Arrangements
  • Dispatch of Physician
  • Emergency Medical Record Assistance
  • Legal Referral
  • Bail Bonds Assistance