Student Coverage

All students receive Yale Health Basic Coverage services free of charge.* This includes care in Student Health, Acute Care, and Mental Health & Counseling for students amongst other services.

And unless you waive Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage you are automatically enrolled in and billed for that coverage as well.

It is important to review all of your coverage documents. The documents complement each other and are not intended to stand alone. The Schedule of Benefits and the Summary of Benefits & Coverage do not list all services and treatments, and are subject to all the terms, conditions, and exclusions and limitations set forth in the Student Handbook (i.e., “the plan document”). The plan document governs all questions of interpretation.

*This does not apply to EMBA, EMPH and PA Online.

Coverage Documents

Schedule of Benefits

A list that describes covered services and treatments, as well as patient cost-sharing amounts like copays, fees for no show/late cancellation, deductibles, and coinsurance percentages, under your Yale Health plan.

Look here first when you have questions about what services are covered by your Yale Health plan, and what/if any amount you will have to pay for those services.

Student Handbook

A comprehensive booklet that explains in detail the benefits and coverage provided under your Yale Health employee coverage.

The booklet describes the rights and obligations of you and Yale Health, what the plan covers, and how benefits are paid for that coverage. A student covered under this plan and their covered dependents are subject to all the conditions and provisions of the plan.

The EStudent Handbook is the plan document. It includes the Schedule of Benefits and any amendments or riders, and governs all questions of interpretation.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage

A list of medical services and treatments designed to help you understand the coverage you have with Yale Health. It also allows you to more easily compare Yale Health with different coverage options available to you.

A list of key features of Yale Health coverage, such as the covered benefits, cost-sharing provisions, and coverage limitations and exceptions.

Under the Affordable Care Act, Yale Health is required to provide you with this concise list which details, in plain language, simple and consistent information about Yale Health plan benefits and coverage.

Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms

A glossary of common health coverage and medical terms from The U.S. Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight. It defines many commonly used terms, but  isn’t a full list. These glossary terms and definitions are intended to be educational and may be different from the terms and definitions in your plan or health insurance policy. Some of these terms also might not have exactly the same meaning when used in your policy or plan, and in any case, the policy or plan governs.