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, complete the MPA Claim Form (PDF). Should you require assistance, please call the toll-free number on the claim form or you can contact Kari Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.