Columbia College is concerned about the well-being of its students. This policy is aimed to help ensure that students covered by this policy will have access to health care by requiring primary health insurance coverage. Federal law also requires a minimum level of health insurance and having the same will also hopefully limit potential exposure to high out-of-pocket costs commonly associated with uninsured health care.
This policy applies to all full-time students at the “Day” campus in Columbia, Missouri.
Effective fall 2019, all full-time students at the Day campus in Columbia, Missouri are required to maintain health insurance coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while they are a student with the College.
Students covered by this policy will be required to provide proof of health insurance coverage in an ACA compliant health insurance plan to the College when enrolling for the first time and each academic year thereafter. Students who do not provide proof of health insurance coverage in an ACA compliant health insurance plan by the deadline set by the College, will automatically be enrolled in an ACA compliant health insurance plan, for which plan premiums will be charged to the student account and for which the student is responsible for paying.
If a student withdraws or otherwise stops attending the College during a semester, the student will remain enrolled in the health plan for the duration of the plan period and the student will continue to be responsible for plan premiums for the duration of the plan period.
View additional information about the student health insurance requirement.