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Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan

Authority: Student Affairs
Date Enacted or Revised: Revised August 4, 2014; April 2016; August 2019; April 19, 2022

Purpose

This policy articulates guidance for student healthcare at McNeese State University.

Policy

All students at McNeese State University have access to primary care through our student health center, regardless of whether they have insurance of any kind.

Domestic students are encouraged to seek out insurance options through the Federal Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov. Students may also qualify for Medicaid based on income. 

Domestic Students in Nursing, Radiologic Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, and other Health-Related Fields

Students pursuing studies in nursing, radiologic sciences, medical laboratory science, and other health-related fields may wish to consider purchasing insurance coverage, if appropriate, in order to comply with the requirements of clinical healthcare education sites (hospitals, medical laboratories, physician offices, and other healthcare facilities) to which McNeese students are frequently assigned. Students with no form of injury and sickness insurance may be prohibited from visiting certain clinical sites associated with academic programs of the University. Students should contact the faculty coordinator or department head of the academic program in which they are enrolled, or the dean of the college in which the academic program is located, for additional guidance and assistance regarding insurance and related requirements associated with clinical education sites.

International Students and McNeese Students Studying Abroad

International students studying at McNeese and McNeese students (both domestic and international) participating in study abroad programs for academic and/or enrichment purposes through ISEP may be required to purchase and/or provide proof of insurance coverage for sickness, injury, travel, and related concerns. Students should contact the Office of International Programs for additional guidance and assistance with insurance and related requirements associated with international student status and study abroad programs.

Communication

This policy is distributed via the University Policies webpage.

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