Protect Yourself and Your Family Members with Affordable Supplemental Coverage
Our dental and vision discount plans, short-term health insurance, and individual/family plans are designed to work with your needs and your budget, offering a range of coverage options, quality care and helpful, easy-to-use tools and services.
Please note: These plans should only be purchased if you are not eligible for the coverage under your school-sponsored plan.
Individual International and
Travel Insurance Plans
Ascension has partnered with HTH Worldwide to offer affordable and comprehensive coverage for international inbound college students who do not have coverage through their U.S. college or university, as well as for domestic U.S. students who are studying or traveling abroad.
These plans are offered only for students and scholars who are not eligible for a school-sponsored plan.
To access the HTH Worldwide website and enroll online, please visit the HTH website by clicking here.
Individual/Family Health Plans
Anthem (BlueCross/BlueShield) offers individual and family health insurance plans. These plans do not replace your school-sponsored health plan, and may not meet all the coverage requirements of your school. Before enrolling in this plan you should first exhaust all options offered under your school-sponsored health plan.
Many Student Health Insurance Plans (SHIPs) now include dental (and vision) benefits for covered persons under age 19 (up to your 19th birthday). Check your school’s SHIP coverage to determine if these benefits are already included in your plan (click on “Find Your School” and then select your college or university from the drop-down list to view your plan brochure).
If your student/scholar or individual health program does not contain coverage for preventative & routine dental care, protect your smile by purchasing one of the plans described below.
Assurant - Prepaid Dental Insurance
Dental plans designed to encourage preventive treatment, allowing you to achieve oral health while striving to minimize dental costs.
New Benefits - Dental and Vision Discount Card
Save on general dentistry, cleaning, root canals, crowns, orthodontia and more by purchasing a discount card that will save members up to 50%. You can also save on eye exams, lenses, contacts and general surgical procedures by purchasing a discount vision card.
Smilesaver Dental HMO Plan, (for CA residents only)
SmileSaver is a pre-paid, HMO dental plan available for a low monthly cost. SmileSaver is one of the largest providers of pre-paid dental plans in California and is available exclusively to California residents. There is no financial limit to the services you can receive. There are no deductibles, no claim forms, and no waiting for reimbursement.
The SmileSaver dental plan benefits include:
- Low monthly membership fee
- No charge for regular exams
- No charge for X-rays
- No charge for routine cleaning (twice annually)
- No charge for simple extractions
- Low copayments for other dental services
- Orthodontic and elective coverage included at great savings
Monthly Membership Fee*
- Member: $20.75 per month
- Member +1: $32.50 per month
- Family: $43.75 per month
*You must purchase a minimum of three (3) months of coverage.
Dates of Coverage
If online enrollment is completed (and payment submitted) on or before the 20th of the month, you will have an effective date of the first day of the following month. If online enrollment is completed (and payment submitted) after the 20th of the month, you will have an effective date of the first date of the second month thereafter. (Example: If your enrollment/payment is submitted on 09/20/16, your coverage will be effective on 10/01/16. But if your enrollment/payment is submitted on 09/21/16, your coverage will be effective on 11/01/16.)
Coverage for this plan does not extend beyond September 30, 2017. Please do not submit payment for enrollment in the plan beyond this date. Should you wish to enroll for a longer period, the program for the 2017–2018 year will be available prior to the beginning of the Fall term.
Step 1 – Select A Dental Provider
You will need to select a provider and enter the appropriate “Facility ID” provider number(s) before enrolling online.
When Searching for a Dental Provider:
- Under Plan Type, select “Managed Dental Plan”
- Under Plan Name, select “SmileSaver 3000”
- Enter in your location information
- Click on Search
- Where there is a † after the dental office name, please note that they are not accepting new patients.
Step 2 – Enroll Online