Student Health Insurance

UMKC offers Student Health Insurance because we believe that all students should have health insurance coverage.

Aetna Student Health offers the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) a Student Health Insurance Plan. Aetna works with UMKC and Student Health and Wellness (SHW) to provide you with student health insurance coverage when you need it.  For information regarding this plan, visit the Aetna Student Health website.

Aetna Student Health

UMKC 2020-21 Student Health Insurance Plan

Your Student Health Insurance Plan provides:

• Coverage anywhere – at school, home or traveling and over the summer
• An expansive nationwide network of doctors, hospitals and specialists
• Access to travel assistance services including emergency assistance – available 24/7
• Coverage for prescription drugs

For more details, visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com or call 877-375-7905.

Domestic Students

Your student health insurance plan coverage is 08/15/20 – 08/14/21


All registered students taking credit hours including graduate students and graduate students holding assistantships are eligible to enroll in the Plan. Students participating in an internship or other practical training programs are also eligible to enroll in the Plan. Online degree-seeking students are also eligible to enroll.

International Students

Your student health insurance plan coverage is 8/1/20 – 7/31/21

All non-immigrant international students, scholars and Optional Practical Training/Academic Training (OPT) participants holding F or J visas attending UMKC are eligible for this coverage. Enrollment in this Plan is mandatory and automatic for all nonimmigrant international students upon academic enrollment each semester.

Scholars and OPT Participants

Enrollment for Scholars and post-completion Optional Practical Training/Academic Training (OPT) participants is optional and requires completion of an enrollment form each term. Visiting Scholars may obtain enrollment forms at the International Student Affairs Office. OPT students may enroll online at www.aetnastudenthealth.com, choose the University of Missouri – Kansas City, click on View Your School and click on the Enroll link on the left hand side of the screen.

Enroll Online

Visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com and click on the ENROLL link in the center of the welcome page to complete the appropriate application.

Learn More

Go to Aetna’s UMKC specific webpage to learn more about your Student Health Insurance Plan and the many other valuable wellness and savings programs available to you, such as Vital Savings Dental, a dental discount program available to all students.

Vital Savings Dental

Vital Savings is a discount dental service.  You do not have to be enrolled in a medical insurance plan to purchase a Vital savings Discount dental card.  Please follow the below link for more information.

https://www.aetnadentaloffers.com/plans/aetna-vital-savings-by-aetna

Students With Insurance

  • Visits with associated fees require payment at the time of service.
  • Cash, check, or student account are acceptable forms of payment.
  • Upon request, our front desk personnel can provide a receipt of payment, which can be submitted to your insurance carrier by you or the subscriber.

Students Without Insurance

  • Visits with associated fees require payment at the time of service.
  • Cash, check, or student account are acceptable forms of payment.