The VCOM Health Insurance Plan
The student health plan is a Preferred Provider Organization plan (PPO). In addition to the major medical benefit, the plan provides full coverage for wellness care including annual routine physicals, well child care and immunizations. Once your annual deductible has been met, you will also meet your out of pocket maximum, then your plan will pay 100% of Covered Medical Expenses.
- List of preferred providers (scroll down to the bottom)
Cost to the Student/Premium for the Policy
There is no additional cost to the student for this health plan. In most cases, if the student chooses, he/she may hold another insurance plan and the two policies can work together. However, it is not required to have another policy. Important: Students on Medicaid cannot hold more than one policy. It is imperative that you get information at orientation and take the appropriate steps if you are on Medicaid to avoid losing your benefits.
VCOM provides assistance with the costs under the deductible and out-of-pocket costs. See the Medical Insurance FAQs for details.
All VCOM students are automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan. If you have eligible dependents you must register them online. You will be able to register your spouse or children on or after the first day of class.
- Register eligible dependents (available on or after the first day of class)
Obtaining Your ID Card/Filing and Reviewing Claims
- Go to the the Aetna student website www.aetnastudenthealth.com
- Enter “VCOM” in the “Find Your School” search bar
- Choose "Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)" from the list
- Select "Print Your ID card" and follow the on-screen instructions
- Use the last 4 or last 6 digits of your social security number to obtain your card. If you do not wish to use your SSN, please contact the Office of Student Services.
As soon as you have completed the registration process with Aetna Navigator, you will be able to search for providers, review your claims in detail, and have immediate access to your benefit summary and printable ID card.
Choosing Not to Participate Due to Medicaid Coverage
If you are on Medicaid, you must complete the "Choice Not to Participate Due to Medicaid" Coverage" form within two weeks of the enrollment period of July 1 (continuing students) or Orientation (new students). Failure to do so could result in you being ineligible and loss Medicaid coverage.
Choosing Not to Participate Due to Other Reasons
VCOM's health insurance plan is intended to provide all VCOM students with a strong benefit and assure coverage of all students. In most cases, if a student has another health insurance plan that plan can work with the VCOM plan to provide an additional level of coverage. However, if a student chooses not to enroll he/she should understand all conditions on the attached form and return the signed form to the Registrar within two weeks of the enrollment period of July 1 (continuing students) or Orientation (new students.)
As a VCOM student, the College provides the benefit of long-term disability insurance coverage for all current VCOM medical students. You are now covered for long term disability under a program called Med-Plus Advantage (MPA) underwritten by Standard Life Insurance Company. There is no cost to you for this valuable coverage; VCOM pays the premium. The plan is offered by the AMA Insurance Agency and covers more than 30,000 medical students nationwide. Here are just a few of the benefits:
- $1,500 per month benefit
- $200,000 student loan repayment in the event of a total disability
- 90 day waiting period before benefits are payable
- Benefits payable to your Social Security Normal Retirement Age (SSNRA)
To file an MPA disability claim, you can obtain a claim form by going to MPA Claim Form. Should you require assistance, please call the toll-free number on the claim form or you can contact Kari Smith at: kari.smith [at] standard.com or 971-321-8917.
In addition to a great disability benefit, you now have access to a powerful global emergency travel assistance program provided through Assist America, Inc. With Assist America, anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home and campus, or to another country, and experience a medical emergency, you can make a single call to the Operations Center at 1-800-872-1414 (within USA), and 1-609-986-1234 (outside USA) for help.
You will not receive a printed MPA disability certificate of insurance or an Assist America ID card. You can obtain and print either or both by accessing the MPA website at: www.medplusadvantage.com and enter the VCOM ID number: 645441.