Health Care Reform
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Meets Health Care Reform Requirements
As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continues to be implemented throughout the insurance industry nationwide, the Student Health Center and their expert consultants are constantly monitoring legislative developments and federal mandates. For the 2014-15 plan year, the student health plan, provided by Anthem Blue Cross of California, will continue to offer comprehensive benefits that meet or surpass minimum requirements required under PPACA, including 100% coverage for preventative services, coverage for all Essential Health Benefits (as defined by Health and Human Services), no lifetime plan maximum, and no annual plan year maximum, among other benefits. The Student Insurance Committee continues to evaluate and modify the plan where appropriate to keep the cost down while maintaining mandated benefit requirements. We encourage you to compare the Pepperdine SHIP to the coverage offered on your parent's plan – in some cases, the Pepperdine SHIP may offer equal or greater coverage, with lower out-of-pocket deductibles and co-pays, at a lower price.
Should you have any questions, please contact USI Insurance Services at: 800-853-5899.
For further information on the regulations and requirements please reference the following: