LSU-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans
LSU contracts with an insurance provider to offer the best possible benefits for a reasonable premium. All students who do not have health insurance are encouraged to purchase one of the University-sponsored plans, as accidents or illnesses requiring off-campus care could be extremely costly.
Every month, a Student Insurance Company Representative will be available at the Student Health Center (Room 102) for questions/concerns about the Student Insurance plans. Schedule is subject to change, so check back for updates.
All full-time and part-time students registered for resident study, excluding individuals registered for or in any of the courses/activities offered through the Continuing Education programs of the University, are eligible to purchase the plan for themselves and their dependents.
Students can enroll themselves through PAWS (“additional services” section) through the 14th class day of that semester. Students wanting to 1) enroll for coverage after the 14th class day 2) enroll in the 3-pay or 9-pay plans or 3) purchase coverage for dependents, must do so directly with the insurance company at www.LSUstudentinsurance.com. There are no deadline dates to purchase coverage during the semester, however please note that premium amounts will not be prorated if you sign late.
PAWS Health Insurance codes:
Heath coverage selected through PAWS for any fall semester will be automatically reassessed on the following spring semester fee bill. If your class schedule is purged for any reason, you must ensure the insurance is reassessed on the subsequent Bursar Office bill. Dependent health coverage will not be automatically reassessed; it must be renewed manually.
It is extremely important that you read the plan brochure to understand the specific terms and conditions, benefits, coverage limitations and policy exclusions that are described therein. Please pay special attention to the Referral Requirements section. You are responsible for obtaining new or renewal referrals when they are required. The plans have cost containment features to keep your health costs as low as possible while maximizing your premium dollar and conserving your benefits, as appropriate. Brochures are also available at the SHC, the ISO, and at www.LSUstudentinsurance.com.
Students enrolled in the University-sponsored insurance must use the resources of the LSU Student Health Center first, where treatment will be administered or a referral issued. In order to access the Student Health Center services, they must pay the Student Health Fee each semester. Full-time students pay the fee as part of their tuition and fees. Part-time students will be required to pay this fee. If a nonstudent spouse would like to access Health Center services, their student spouse must be eligible, and they, too, must pay the Student Health Fee. For more information about the Student Health Center Eligibility and Fees Policy, visit Eligibility and Fees Policy.
Helpful Tutorial for International Students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acalTVnUVaU
Helpful Tutorial for Graduate Students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur6Xi3_HyaQ
Students and their dependents also have the ability to select stand-alone Vision and Dental programs administered by AlwaysCare. Please note that coverage under one of the SHI plans is not required to purchase the Vision or Dental products. Enrollment in the Vision and Dental programs can be handled either through PAWS or online at www.LSUstudentinsurance.com.