Idaho State Board of Education
GOVERNING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
SECTION: III. POSTSECONDARY AFFAIRS
SUBSECTION: P. STUDENTS
16. Student Health Insurance (Effective July 1, 2003)
The Board’s student health insurance policy is a minimum requirement. Each institution, at its discretion, may adopt policies and procedures more stringent than those provided herein.
a. Health Insurance Coverage Offered through the Institution
Each institution shall provide the opportunity for students to purchase health insurance. Institutions are encouraged to work together to provide the most cost effective coverage possible. Health insurance offered through the institution shall provide benefits in accordance with state and federal law.
b. Mandatory Student Health Insurance
Every full-fee paying student (as defined by each institution) attending classes in Idaho shall be covered by health insurance. Students shall purchase health insurance offered through the institution, or may instead, at the discretion of each institution, present evidence of health insurance coverage that is at least substantially equivalent to the health insurance coverage offered through the institution. Students without evidence of health insurance coverage shall be ineligible to enroll at the institution.
(1) Students presenting evidence of health insurance coverage not acquired through the institution shall provide at least the following information:
(a) Name of health insurance carrier
(b) Policy number
(c) Location of an employer, insurance company or agent who can verify coverage
(2) Each institution shall monitor and enforce student compliance with this policy.
(3) Each institution shall develop procedures that provide for termination of a student’s registration if he or she is found to be out of compliance with this policy while enrolled at the institution. Each institution, at its discretion, may provide a student found to be out of compliance the opportunity to come into compliance before that student’s registration is terminated, and may provide that a student be allowed to re- enroll upon meeting the conditions set forth herein, and any others as may be set forth by the institution.