MarcoRamius

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Hi,
I was just wondering, for those of you in dental school--how expensive is health insurance? More specifically, for a family? Who do you get it through? When do you have to apply for it? Thanks :)
 

JRogoff

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Health insurance is $550 a semester here at Nova. That is just for me, i don't know what their family plans are like, just thought this might give you a ballpark figure. The provider is Aetna and i have found their coverage to be excelent.
 

SPBest

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Insurance warrants investigation, make sure that you are covered the way you think you are. I too am at Nova and had the Aetna plan last year. I got screwed. $12k out of pocket. I have been much happier with the insurance offered through ASDA. It costs less too, I think I paid just over $700 for an entire year.

As far as coverage for a family goes, I know many students with families get insured through a spouses employer, or if the spouse isn't working they often qualify for government insurance for the children.