Student Insurance Products
The School of Medicine provides information for all medical students regarding disability insurance through AMA insurance. information regarding this insurance can be found here.
Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance
The Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance policy applies to possible or actual bloodborne pathogen exposures occurring as a direct result of curriculum activities due to being enrolled as a LSU Health Shreveport clinical student. Information regarding this coverage can be found at this site.
LSU Health Shreveport has a registration requirement that all currently enrolled students must either enroll in the policy endorsed by the school or complete a waiver and provide proof of acceptable insurance coverage by the waiver deadline to the Registrar's office. For newly accepted students, you will receive email notification from the Registrar's office regarding procedures for complying with this requirement. Since the current student health insurance plan is compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), students should have comparable coverage to the plan that is offered by the University (e.g., aggregate maximum benefit per covered person per policy year should be unlimited). Thus, all waivers submitted must meet the PPACA guidelines in order to be acceptable. Coverage must be maintained throughout the duration of enrollment. Non-compliance at any time during a student's enrollment may result in suspension and/or dismissal.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. coordinates the Student Health Insurance plan offered through United Healthcare. Currently enrolled students are eligible to enroll in the plan by the enrollment deadline by visiting www.gallagherstudent.com/LSU-HSCShreveport. Currently enrolled students with proof of acceptable alternate health insurance coverage who wish to waive coverage are required to visit www.gallagherstudent.com/LSU-HSCShreveport and complete the waiver process by the applicable waiver deadline.
Premiums are outlined in the FAQ on the Gallagher website and are payable through their website. Premiums are not included in the tuition and fees bill. It is the responsibility of the student to make certain that the premium is received by the company. Detailed information on the plan and coverage is found at www.gallagherstudent.com/LSU-HSCShreveport.
Students who initially waived the student insurance plan can petition to add coverage if they experience a qualifying event.