What kind of insurance does OCU offer to its students?
OCU has a Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP) administered by Academic Health Plans (AHP). The policy offers up to $100,000 of coverage per plan year. Students on the SHIP pay a $100 deductible per policy year, then AHP will cover 80% of a covered injury or illness. Deductible and co-insurance (20%) are waived for services at the Campus Health Clinic.
For the schedule of benefits, limitations, exclusions, and dates, visit AHP's website at www.AHPCare.com/okcu. International Students do not enroll in the SHIP - enrollment is automatic when you enroll for classes at OCU.
There are 2 ways for Domestic Students to enroll - pay with credit card on AHP's website above or pay through your Student Account through the Health Insurance Information Form on Bluelink. For questions about the policy, contact OCU Campus Health by phone (405-208-5090) or confidential email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What is the Health Insurance Information Form and Do I Need to Do This?
For Domestic (U.S. Citizen) Students Only
- The Health Insurance Information Form is a form available on Bluelink (Under the Home Tab on the left) that addresses health insurance for all Domestic students at Oklahoma City University.
- The Health Insurance Information Form is required for all Full-Time Domestic students and must be filled out every Fall and Spring term.
- As a student, you are expected to have health insurance while you are enrolled at OCU.
- The Health Insurance Information Form allows you to enter basic information about your current health insurance (available on the student's health insurance ID card) or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if you desire to do so.
- Why is health insurance important?
- Over 30% of the uninsured population in the U.S. is between the ages of 18 and 24, or college age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
- It’s important for everyone, including students, to have access to health insurance and health care.
- Primary healthcare services are offered at a very low cost to students at the Campus Health Clinic. However, if a student needs healthcare off-campus or after-hours in Oklahoma City, health insurance is a necessity in order to avoid potentially large medical bills. Some specialists and doctor's offices will not take patients who do not have health insurance.
- The Health Insurance Information Form is now available on Bluelink under the Home Tab on the left.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Campus Health & Disability Services Office
Health Insurance Tips
- Show your health insurance ID card to all healthcare providers before seeking treatment. This means you need to carry your health insurance card with you at all times.
- Students on the SHIP:
- Must use the Campus Health Center for all non-emergency illness or injuries before seeking treatment elsewhere. Most injuries and illnesses can be fully addressed at the Campus Health Center at no cost to the student.
- If you receive any bills or letters about medical care or health insurance, bring them to the Campus Health Center immediately. Bills that have gone to a collection agency are the student's responsibility.
International Students on OPT after Graduation: Information about health insurance options.