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Student Health Insurance Open Enrollment for New Students Starting in Winter Quarter 2015

Modified: November 20, 2014

Full-time students starting at Northwestern in Winter Quarter 2015 have until Friday, February 13, 2015 to complete an online student health insurance Coverage Selection Form (CSF) via CAESAR.  Once in CAESAR, look for Quick Links/Health Coverage Plan, and follow the prompts.  Select Option 1a to enroll in the 2014-15 NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance (ASH), Option 1b to enroll in the NU/ASH insurance AND keep your own private health insurance plan, or Option 2 to Waive the NU/ASH insurance.  Select Option 2 only if you have a qualifying health insurance plan (click here for student health insurance standards).  NU/ASH coverage will be valid from January 1, 2015, good through August 31, 2015.  The premium is $2,587 billed to CAESAR. 

International Students (defined as holding a F-1 or J-1 United States Visa) are automatically enrolled in the NU/ASH insurance, and do not need to complete an online CSF in CAESAR.  This includes Part Time, Half Time, and Full Time International Students.  Enrollment in the NU/ASH insurance is mandatory for International Students per NU policy.

Once students have been billed for the NU/ASH insurance in CAESAR, expect to receive an insurance ID card in the mail within 15 business days to the address listed as Permanent in CAESAR. Contact student.insurance@northwestern.edu for insurance ID information.  Note that students are still eligible to use the NU Health Service and seek medical care without having an ID card.

Domestic part time students who wish to enroll in the NU/ASH insurance should e-mail student.insurance@northwestern.edu to request a Part Time Application.  Payment for the NU/ASH premium must be done with a check payable to Northwestern University; CAESAR cannot be billed for Domestic Part Time Student’s NU/ASH premium.  The premium and coverage is the same as for Full Time Students.

2014-15 NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance information can be found here (policy details) and here (NU/Aetna Student Health homepage).  Contact the NU Student Health Insurance Office at student.insurance@northwestern.edu with any health insurance questions.