Wellness and Community Outreach
Health Programs FAQ
Required Coverage: All Mills students must carry health insurance or public coverage (such as Medi-Cal or Medicare) that meets the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This includes comprehensive medical and mental health services, including outpatient, emergency and inpatient care including primary, specialty, pharmacy, lab, x-ray and other diagnostic services. International students must have additional benefits related to medical evacuation and repatriation. If you will waive coverage, please refer to these waiver guidelines for alternate coverage.
Two Student Plans
Students may choose one of two Mills Student Health Plans or waive coverage. Through Kaiser Permanente, we offer two options to students and their dependents. Both plans meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Please see the rates and billing page for information on fees for each plan. Please consult the Filice Insurance Mills Student Health Plans Benefits Guide for more information or go to the Filice Insurance Student Benefits Website for Mills College.
Eligibility, leaves and withdrawals: Students are not eligible for any Mills student health plan for semesters they are studying abroad or while taking a leave of absence - except in the case of leaves for those who request coverage before the academic add deadline for the term. See the Mills Catalog for more details. Refunds of health plan fees are allowed only in cases where students have withdrawn or taken a leave before the academic add deadline and have not used any Kaiser Permanente services.
Confidential Health Information Act
It is every student's responsibility to complete the enrollment or waiver process online during the Summer Open Enrollment period (and during the Winter Open Enrollment period for students starting in the Spring). International students will be enrolled in a separate plan automatically.
Late Changes: After the close of the Open Enrollment Period, requests for changes are discouraged and considered late. Late change requests may be submitted to the Wellness Manager along with a completed Enrollment Change Form or Late Waiver Form (request from Wellness Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org). Late change requests are subject to a late fee of $150 that will be added to your student account. International students with late changes may request information from email@example.com.
Late Enrollment Due to Loss of Alternate Coverage: Students who lose alternate health coverage and have a notice of loss of coverage (for example loss of Medi-Cal coverage because a student turns 21 years of age) may request late enrollment in the Student Health Plan by sending a completed Enrollment Change Form and an official notice of loss of coverage to the Wellness Manager at 123 Cowell or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Verifiable loss of coverage will enable students to request special late enrollment and pricing based on Kaiser Permanente policies. If students aged out of another health plan, a late processing fee will apply (students are encouraged to enroll in a Mills plan prior to aging out). If other coverage was cancelled due to failure to pay or late payment, prorated late enrollment is not available. This option is not available for international students.
If you have questions about your insurance, please email email@example.com.
Student Health Plan Dates of Coverage:
Student Health Plans Benefit Summaries: Please find benefit summaries and detailed plan information at the Filice Insurance Benefits Website for Mills College.
Using Your KP Student Health Plan Outside of Northern California: You may use your KP Coverage for emergency services anywhere in the world. And you may use Visiting Member Benefits (see link below) at any KP facility in the United States.
Using a KP Plan from Another Region: Please see KP Visiting Member Benefits.
For information about dental care, please visit dental health coverage page.
Wellness & Community Outreach
Student Health Center