Welcome to Oregon State University! 

We have a strong institutional commitment to academics, student growth, and the development of individual responsibility. To further these goals, the university embraces the concept that catastrophic financial risks while attending the university should be minimized.

For new students and families

All students are strongly encouraged to have some form of health insurance. Proof of health insurance is required for international students. SHS also offers student health insurance.

We recommend adequate health insurance coverage

At this time international students are required to enroll in the OSU insurance plan. OSU requires that all non-resident international students and their dependents (living in the United States) be covered by health insurance. The health insurance must meet federal, state and OSU requirements (OAR 576-025-0020). For more information on adding a dependent to your OSU health insurance, contact the Student Health Insurance office at 541-737-7600.

Graduate assistants, graduate fellows, and postdoctoral scholar and fellows have a separate mandatory health insurance plan through their appointment or fellowship. 

Read more about the insurance plans available to students:

ASOSU insurance subsidy: All students who enroll in the OSU international or domestic plans qualify to apply for the need-based insurance subsidy offered by ASOSU (Associated Students of OSU - student government). The insurance office does not run this subsidy but we feel it is important for students to know that it is available. The deadline to apply for this subsidy is the third Friday of the term, and the insurance charge must be paid in full by the deadline for students to be eligible.

Students With Private Health insurance 

COBRA insurance options

COBRA stands for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. The COBRA Continuation Plan is for the person who no longer has an assistantship, fellowship or scholarship at OSU, or has graduated. The COBRA Continuation Plan is the same PacificSource insurance plan you have been on, but is managed by PacificSource Administrators, Inc. You will be responsible for paying 100% of the premium costs to PacificSource Administrators, Inc.

Administered through PacificSource Administrators, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 71096, Springfield, OR. 97475
Phone: (877) 355-2760 Fax: (541) 225-3684
Email: cobra@pacificsource.com

COBRA 2016-17 plans

Employee only - $332.03
Employee/spouse/partner - $697.38
Employee/child(ren) - $587.75
Employee/family - $953.06

Enrollment process

  1. OSU Student Health Insurance office will be notified of termination and will send your information to PacificSource Administrators COBRA within 30 days of termination.
  2. PacificSource Administrators COBRA will mail an enrollment packet to you.
  3. Complete the enrollment form and mail it with the payment to PacificSource Administrators COBRA within 45 days of receiving your enrollment packet. Once received and processed, your insurance will star the first dya of the month following the termination of the active plan.

Please be aware the COBRA enrollment is not automatic. The enrollment form and payment must be received by PacificSource Administrators COBRA by the deadline to be enrolled in the COBRA insurance.

For questions, call the OSU student health insurance office at (541) 737-7568.

Contact us

OSU Student Health Insurance Office 

110 Plageman Bldg (Student Health Services) 
Corvallis, OR 97331

General insurance questions: 541-737-6748
PacificSource Graduate, Postdoctoral, Fellow Insurance: 541-737-7568
Aetna Domestic and International Student Insurance: 541-737-7600
Fax: 541-737-7914
Email: osustudent.insurance@oregonstate.edu

Office Hours

During term: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Between terms: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Legal Holidays: Closed holidays