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Non-PSU Insurance Options

Health Insurance Marketplace (the Insurance Exchange)

If you are not eligible to have the PSU Student Insurance Plan and would like to purchase your own individual plan, please visit the Federal Government Health Care website to look at plan options. You may enroll in an individual plan during open enrollment, November 2015 - December 2015. If you lose coverage due to a qualifying event, such as turning 26, loss of job, no longer eligible for school insurance, you may enroll in an individual plan at the Federal Government Health Care website within 30 days of losing your coverage.  

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to purchase an outside insurance plan and waive out of the PSU Plan for any future term in the 2015-16 academic year, the plan you choose must meet the PSU waiver requirements including:

  • A $2500 deductible or less
  • 80% In-patient hospitalization coverage
  • Give you primary coverage in Oregon, for example, labs, doctor visits, non-emergent services.

In addition, policies purchased on the Exchange during open enrollment provide coverage through a calendar year (January-December). Please be aware that PSU’s student health insurance coverage is on an academic school year and is dependent on your per term enrollment.

If you have waived out of the PSU plan, lose your outside insurance coverage and want back on the PSU plan, you may request back on within 30 days of losing coverage. Coverage starts when you lose your outside coverage and request back on the PSU plan. Contact PSU to be re-enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  You will be assessed the full per-term fee regardless of date of enrollment. To be re-enrolled in the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan contact the SHAC Insurance Team by email at or at 503.725.2495.

Oregon Health Plan

Individuals can see if they qualify for health coverage through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Healthy Kids at any time. Visit the Oregon Health Plan website for more information.  Enrollment is year-round.

Tribal Members Health Plan Information

Tribes can enroll in the Tribal Premium Sponsorship Program at any time, and Tribal members have special monthly enrollment periods when they can sign up for or change plans. For more information or to talk with someone about your options, please email the SHAC Insurance Team.