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Qualifying Life Events

Below is a list of qualifying life events, which allow you to enroll in the Rice Aetna Student Health plan outside of the open enrollment period. The only time you are able to enroll in coverage outside of the open enrollment period is because of a qualifying life event.

  • Involuntary loss of current coverage
  • Turned 26 and aged off of parents plan
  • Spouse/Child moving to the US from another country
  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Birth or adoption of a child

If you recently experienced a qualifying life event, please email studentinsurance@rice.edu to inform them of your qualifying event. They will assist you in enrolling in coverage.
PLEASE NOTE: You have 30 days from the date of the qualifying life event to enroll in coverage.

DISCLAIMER: If you are currently enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan, you cannot cancel for any reason.

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