Annual: August 15, 2017 – August 14, 2018
Fall: August 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Spring: January 1, 2018 – August 14, 2018
Fall: August 15, 2017 - November 14, 2017
Spring: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Every degree-seeking student is required to have health insurance coverage, compliant with the Affordable Care Act, while enrolled at Rice University.
Therefore, all students MUST TAKE ACTION, during the open enrollment period, to elect to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan, administered by Aetna Student Health, OR request a waiver of the Student Health Insurance Plan, by demonstrating comparable insurance coverage.
To enroll, in coverage, due to a qualifying life event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Aetna Student Health no longer mails out physical medical ID cards.
You can access and print your web medical ID by clicking on the link located under Student Resources, dowloading the Aetna mobile app, or by logging into the Aetna Navigator. If you would like a physical medical card, please contact Aetna Member Services to request that your medical ID card be mailed to your address.
For plan specific and network provider questions, please contact Aetna Student Health directly at 1-877-480-4161 or click here to visit the website.
If your doctor’s office is closed and you do not know whether your condition is life threating, you can call one of the Nurse Health Line's listed below. This is a free service available 24/7. You will be able to speak to a trained Nurse that can advise you on the best place to seek treatment based on your symptoms.
Aetna Nurse Health Hotline: 1-800-556-1555 (ONLY available to students enrolled in the Aetna insurance plan)
Memorial Hermann Nurse Health Line: 713-338-7979 or Toll Free at 1-855-577-7979