Frequently Asked Questions

  • All international students who are registered for one or more credit hours, including international students registered for co-ops, internships or dissertation credit hours.
  • All domestic students who are registered for 8 or more credit hours on BGSU’s main campus. (Web-based classes do not apply to the health insurance requirement)
  • Domestic students taking 5, 6, or 7 credit hours are eligible to enroll into the student health plan. Students in this category will need to contact our office to request an enrollment form prior to the semester deadline.

studentins@bgsu.edu
(419) 372-7495

The BGSU Student Health Plan is provided by Aetna Student Health PO Box 981106, El Paso, TX 79998

Phone: 1-877-480-4161
Website: www.aetnastudenthealth.com

  • For the most up to date information, go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com type in Bowling Green State University, then click on the “View your insurance plan details”.
  • You are welcome to email our office at studentins@bgsu.edu to request information regarding the Aetna Student Health Plan.
  • No. The BGSU/Aetna Student Health Plan is a commercial health insurance plan that is accepted nationwide. The BGSU/Aetna Student Health Plan offers students access to a large network of participating providers throughout the U.S.
  • To view participating providers, go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com type in Bowling Green State University, click on Find a doctor, hospital, or pharmacy.
  • Most students will enroll online through their MyBGSU account. If the online option is not available within your MyBGSU account, contact the Student Insurance Office to request an enrollment form prior to the semester deadline.
  • If a student loses health insurance coverage at a time outside of “open enrollment”, the student is eligible to purchase the Aetna Student Health Plan at a pro-rated amount if eligibility requirements are met. This type of enrollment is called a “Qualifying Life Event”; contact our office for more information on this type of enrollment. See the Involuntary Loss of Coverage Section of this website for more details.
Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

Yes. To enroll dependent(s) into the Aetna Student Health plan, a student must currently be enrolled into one of the Aetna Student Health plans. To add dependents onto your Student Health Plan, Go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com type in Bowling Green State University; choose “Enroll”. You will be enrolling and paying for your dependent(s) premium directly to Aetna. Student enrollment is done directly through BGSU; either within their MyBGSU account, or by contacting the Student Insurance Office.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

  •  Returning international students will enroll into the Student Health Plan through their MyBGSU account.
  • All newly arriving international students will meet with a representative from the Student Insurance Office during their mandatory new student orientation.  The Student Insurance Office will assist new international students with health insurance enrollment and will review health insurance information during orientation.
  • International students enrolled into an Optional Training Program (OPT) are eligible to enroll into the student health plan, but will need to contact our office for enrollment forms.    Email studentins@bgsu.edu    Phone  (419) 372-7495
In certain situations, Graduate Students taking less than 5 credit hours are eligible to enroll into the Student Health Plan. This eligibility will apply to graduate students that are working on dissertation, thesis, or internship credit hours required for graduation.

Contact the Student Insurance Office for enrollment information.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

  • Returning international students will enroll into the Student Health Plan through their MyBGSU account.
  • All newly arriving international students will meet with a representative from the Student Insurance Office during their mandatory new student orientation. Our office will assist new international students with health insurance enrollment and will review health insurance benefits during orientation.
  • International students enrolled into an Optional Practical Training Program (OPT) are eligible to enroll into the student health plan, but will need to contact our office for eligibility requirements enrollment forms.
Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

  • If you need to enroll into the student health plan, you may contact our office for health insurance eligibility and enrollment options prior to your class registration. Email studentins@bgsu.edu or call (419) 372-7495.
  • Alternatively, once a student has registered for 8 or more credit hours, the health insurance requirement will be on their MyBGSU To Do List. At this point, students are able to complete the enrollment or waiver process within their MyBGSU account.
  • The health insurance deadline will be extended for all students that are registering for classes after the established deadline. Health insurance fees are not placed on student accounts until after their course registration of 8 or more credit hours on main campus (domestic students). 1 or more credit hours (international students).
If a student has already completed the online waiver and later needs to enroll into the Aetna Student Health Plan, please contact our office to find out your enrollment options.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

Domestic students registered for 5, 6, or 7 credit hours on main campus can voluntarily purchase the student insurance plan during open enrollment time-frames. Contact the Student Insurance Office for information and enrollment forms.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

  • Aetna Student Health does not automatically mail Insurance ID cards to students. Students are reminded to print their insurance card by going to www.aetnastudenthealth.com , type in Bowling Green State University, click on the “Get your ID Card” Icon. Enter your student ID number and your date of birth to view and print your Aetna ID Card.
  • The Student Insurance Office will be happy to print your insurance ID card, just stop by our office with your student ID or email your request to studentins@bgsu.edu
Contact Aetna Student Health directly at 1-877-480-4161 or contact the Bowling Green State University Student Insurance Office by email at studentins@bgsu.edu or by phone at 419-372-7495.
Yes. By creating an account with Aetna, you will be able to:
  • View your Claims/ Explanation of Benefits
  • Look up costs and other health related information before seeking care
  • Research the price of brand name vs. generic medications
To create your online account, go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com click “Aetna-Navigator” at the top of your screen. Create your Aetna Navigator account by clicking on the Registration/Login option.
  • No. There is a dental discount plan (not dental insurance) offered to BGSU students through Aetna, called Vital Savings. The cost of the discount plan is $25 for the year. Participating providers in the Bowling Green area are Aspen Dental and Corner Dental. To view more information or to enroll into the Vital Savings discount plan, go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com type in Bowling Green State University, click on View your insurance plan details, from here you will see the Enroll option. You will complete the Vital Savings Enrollment here and pay the $25.00 cost directly to Aetna.
  • Pediatric dental benefits are included in the Student Health Insurance Policy for insured persons under the age of 19.
Yes, you can use the Falcon Health Center. You do not have to have the BGSU / Aetna Student Health Plan to visit the Falcon Health Center.

For more information regarding Falcon Health Center Fees and Insurance, please visit their Frequently Asked Questions, or their website www.falconhealth.org, or contact the Falcon Health Center directly at (419) 372-2271.


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