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Dependent Coverage

If you are covered by Northwestern University 's Student Health Insurance Plan, you may purchase coverage for the following dependents, provided they are residing with you:

  • Spouse or domestic partner (same sex); and/or
  • Unmarried dependent children (up to age 26)

Northwestern University students who wish to purchase coverage for their eligible dependents under Northwestern University's Student Health Insurance Plan may do so by completing the Dependent On-line Application at Aetna Student Health. Submit it to Aetna Student Health, along with payment, prior to the close of Open Enrollment October 1, 2013. Dependents may not be added to the plan after the deadline date unless a qualifying life circumstance exists, such as involuntary loss of health insurance coverage, marriage, or birth/adoption of a child. Dependents must re-enroll each year with Aetna in order to continue coverage. Dependents will not automatically be enrolled.

For more information on dependent enrollment, contact the Aetna Student Health Customer Service at 877-626-2314, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.