Health Insurance Resources
For general information about Health Care Reform and insurance options check out the website www.HealthCare.gov
Information about Minnesota's state funded health care programs can be found on the MNSure website at: http://www.mnsure.org/individual-family. Choose the orange 'Apply Now' box to see if you qualify for free health care. Read the instructions carefully. The application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you additional assistance you can locate a health insurance assister in your area who can provide free face to face assistance: http://www.mnsure.org/individual-family/find-assister/.
The Young Invincibles website also has great information for young adults and parents about finding health care coverage. Their site is http://www.gettingcovered.org/.
There are several companies that sell health insurance plans. One that we have found to be helpful because the plan is designed specifically for full-time college students is Sallie Mae. You can view their full site at www.salliemae.com or go directly to www.studenthealthplan.com.
Other major health plan carriers in Minnesota include:
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield: www.bluecrossmn.com
- Health Partners: www.healthpartners.com
- PreferredOne: www.preferredone.com
- Medica: www.medica.com
- Assurant: www.assuranthealth.com
- MNSure: http://mnsure.org
- UCare: http://ucare.org
All of these websites have tools to help you decide which plan is right for you as well as an estimated cost. There are a variety of plans available, so be sure to check out the options.
Gustavus students are required to carry health insurance. All full-time students are automatically enrolled into a comprehensive health insurance plan. In order to decline coverage, students must complete an online waiver verifying other health insurance coverage. The waiver will be available online from June 1st - September 4th, 2015. Detailed primary insurance information is needed to complete the waiver.