Student Disability Income Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is total disability?

“Total disability” is defined as a sickness or injury that prevents you from attending classes and performing the normal duties of a medical student, and requires the regular care and attendance of a physician other than yourself or a family member. The disability must begin while you are actively engaged full time in the school’s curriculum and while covered under the Certificate of Insurance. Benefits will not be payable for more than one disability at the same time, regardless of multiple causes.

Am I eligible to enroll for this coverage?

Your acceptance is guaranteed if you are under age 40 and a full-time student of a medical school or an osteopathic medical school approved by an appropriate accrediting agency.

What if I already have disability insurance?

The benefits provided by this plan are paid on top of any other insurance you have.

Do I have to use my Disability Income Insurance benefits to pay medical bills?

No. Your disability income benefits are designed to help cover any expenses that continue while you’re disabled and unable to attend classes. You may use your benefits for any purpose you choose.

Do I have to take time for a medical exam to qualify for coverage?

No. There are no medical exams and no medical testing. Your acceptance is guaranteed if you are under 40 years of age and attending an approved medical school full time.

May I keep my coverage after I graduate?

Yes, you will have an opportunity to continue your coverage beyond graduation.

When does my coverage become effective?

Your coverage will be effective on the first day of the month after receipt of your enrollment form, provided eligibility requirements are met and the premiums are paid when due.

What if I change my mind?

Once you receive your Certificate of Insurance you’ll have up to 30 days to review the plan at no obligation. If you decide you are not satisfied with your coverage, just cancel your enrollment, and you will receive a full refund of any premiums you have already paid — no questions asked. If you have not yet paid your first premium, no payment is due.

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