While there is much speculation about how the president-elect will impact health care and health insurance, there is quite a bit that has yet to be determined. At this time, student health insurance benefits have already been set for the 2017 academic year (August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017). That means current benefits will continue through July 31, 2017. Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) continues to assess changes to health care policy and what it means for Harvard students. Check this page often for updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I continue to get birth control without having a copayment (copay)?
Yes, you can continue to use birth control without having a copayment through July 31, 2017.
- Can I replace my intra-uterine device (IUD) now, so that I can extend the amount of time that I’m on birth control? Will insurance cover this replacement implant?
Your provider can remove the IUD early, but the re-insertion will most likely not be covered by your insurance. IUD replacements are covered to the extent that they are medically necessary.
- I am an undocumented student – will I lose health coverage through my student health insurance?
The Harvard University Student Health Program does not have access to the legal status of students, therefore that piece of information would not be used to determine eligibility for student health insurance.