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Low Cost Student Health Insurance In Ohio – University Plan Alternatives

Low cost student health insurance in Ohio is offered by most of the large health insurers. Premiums are extremely inexpensive, and monthly billing is offered with an option to cancel coverage at any time. Anthem Blue Cross, SummaCare, Medical Mutual, Molina, Premier, and Ambetter feature affordable plans that include comprehensive office visit, prescription and major medical benefits. The policies are very reliable and provide flexible options to fit special needs.

We research and review all  available plans, so we can show you the policies that provide the coverage you need, but at the lowest possible cost. If you live in Ohio, but attend an out-of-state school, it is important that we choose a carrier that will provide Network coverage in that area, so that you have a wide choice of physicians, specialists and medical facilities. Also, both full-time and part-time students can qualify for coverage. If a policy is needed quickly, you may be able to obtain short-term benefits until the Exchange (or off-Exchange) policy is issued.

Student Health Insurance In Ohio Is A Requirement

Most major Ohio colleges and universities (Ohio State, Dayton, Miami, Bowling Green, Xavier, etc…) require full-time students to have medical coverage. In fact, many schools offer student coverage that can be purchased each semester. Sometimes, university medical plans may limit the facilities you can use or the type of care you receive. There also may be a low “lifetime limit” on the allowable medical benefits. Perhaps the biggest concern is that ongoing specialized treatment may be limited when it’s critical to utilize specific facilities. However, if you currently have a serious medical condition and are included on a parent’s policy, it would be wise to remain on that contract as long as possible (sometimes to age 26).

An individual plan (You can find details here) will provide access to off-site physicians and medical facilities. If a specialist is needed, they may be located many miles away from the campus. Most health insurers have large networks that allow you to choose specialized treatment, even if the provider is located hundreds of miles away. In many situations, if needed, you can also utilize facilities in different states. University plans rarely include this feature.

Typically,  rates  are not expensive. For example, a healthy 20-year old male in the Columbus area can purchase a comprehensive policy for approximately $85 per month (Medical Mutual SuperMed One with office visit and prescription coverages). The rate reduces to $65 with a higher major medical deductible (UnitedHealthCare Copay Plus). A limited office visit/prescription policy with a high deductible would reduce the rate to approximately $50 (UnitedHealthCare Copay Saver). Because of the wide range of choices, we feel it’s important to take the time to review your best options.

To view your low cost student health insurance options, simply click on the “Get Instant Quote” button at the top of the page. You’ll be able to easily, compare or apply for quality coverage from the top health care providers.

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3 Responses

  1. Jason Saleski says:

    Thanks for the information. I bought (applied) for a Medical Mutual plan through your site. Very organized. It””s nice to deal with someone in Ohio who has experience.


  2. Tom Roberto says:

    Great blog…One of the best in the health insurance business. I took your advice and applied through your site. Fast and easy and you even returned my call!

  3. jim says:

    this is awesome man. you da man when it comes to ohio health insurance. great rates and no fees. i like that.