Enroll or Waive Coverage

Fall Open Enrollment began on July 1, 2020 and closed on August 28, 2020.

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NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH AN F1 OR J1 Visa: Students who enroll in the SAS plan do NOT need to apply for a waiver. OISS receives the enrollment confirmation directly from SAS and will be processed within 5 business days; no action is needed from the student. Your SAS waiver will be applied to your Rice student account when confirmation is received from SAS. Please contact OISS if your status (F1/J1 visa) has changed and you are not able to submit a waiver for the Aetna student insurance plan. *Students who do not reside in the U.S. are not eligible to enroll in the insurance plan.

All students that do NOT take action to enroll in coverage, or submit a waiver by August 28th (Fall) or January 15th (Spring) will be automatically enrolled in coverage and responsible for the annual (fall) or Spring premium. Once you are enrolled in coverage, you cannot cancel for any reason. If you are automatically enrolled in Aetna Student Health, please note your enrollment will need additional processing time after Open Enrollment closes. You may need to pay out of pocket for medical services until your enrollment has been processed. Once processed, you will be able to file a claim for reimbursement. The coverage will not be prorated and will be effective 08/1/2020 (Fall) or 01/01/2021 (Spring). Please understand the risk of not electing to enroll yourself in coverage during the open enrollment period. If you are enrolled in annual coverage, you will not be able to submit a waiver for spring.

Note: If you are a returning student, you must be enrolled in courses before you can access the enrollment and waiver application. All students (new and returning) must have completed the Rice enrollment requirements and have tuition assessed on their student bill to access the enrollment/waiver form. Students enrolled in programs designed to be online only such as the OMBA and OMCS or enrolled in our Liberal Studies or part-time MAT programs are not eligible for Student Health Insurance and do not need to take action.