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Health Fees and Period of Coverage

Period of Coverage

The Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan covers a full year of care: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014.

The coverage year for 2013-2014 is divided into two terms:

  • Fall Term September 1, 2013 - January 20, 2014
  • Spring Term January 21, 2014 - August 31, 2014

*Note that insurance coverage can only be established upon registration for the academic term associated with the period of coverage.

2013-2014 Health Fees
Fall Premium
Spring Premium
Annual Premium
  9/1/13-1/20/14 1/21/14-8/31/14 9/1/13-8/31/14
Columbia Health Program Fee $429 $429 $858
Basic $1,139 $1,788 $2,927
Comprehensive $1,580 $2,481 $4,061
Total Semester Costs:
Total Basic Cost $1,568 (Health Fee + Basic) $2,217 (Health Fee + Basic) $3,785 (Health Fee + Basic)
Total Comprehensive Cost $2,009 (Health Fee + Comprehensive) $2,910 (Health Fee + Comprehensive) $4,919 (Health Fee + Comprehensive)

For students enrolling in the Fall Term and continuing as a registered student in the Spring Term, coverage becomes effective at 12:00 a.m. on September 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 31, each year.

Students completing their programs in December in anticipation of a February graduation will have coverage through 11:59 p.m. on January 20.

For all students enrolling in their first term of classes for the Spring Term, coverage becomes effective at 12:00 a.m. on January 21 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 31.

For students who entered school in the Fall Term, but have not actively enrolled in the Columbia Plan, the coverage period begins September 1 through August 31. However, all expenses for covered prescriptions filled before September 30 will need to be submitted to Aetna Pharmacy Management for reimbursement. For more information, please see the prescription claim form.

Enrollment for dates other than those above is allowed only upon the loss of other health insurance coverage. Insurance & Immunization Records must be contacted within 30 days of losing insurance, and provide documentation of coverage termination.