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Dependent Insurance Coverage

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Medical and Mental Health Benefits

The Stanford Student Dependent Health Insurance Plan is a PPO plan administered by Health Net of California. The policy covers pre-existing conditions. The policy year is September 1 through August 31.

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Cost

Premiums for the Stanford Student Dependent Health Insurance Plan are paid directly to Health Net of California by the subscriber/enrollee on a monthly basis.

Monthly premium charges for dependents are as follows

Type of Plan

Monthly Premium for 2021–2022 Plan Year

Spouse

$470.86

Child

$244.84

Children (2 or more)

$440.71

Spouse + child

$715.72

Spouse + children

$911.56

2021-2022 Dependent Plan Enrollment Information

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Dependent Enrollment

A student may enroll a spouse and/or child/children in the Stanford Student Dependent Health Insurance Plan ('Dependent Plan') only if she/he/they (the student) is enrolled in the student plan, Cardinal Care.

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Eligibility

New students have the option to enroll their dependents in the Stanford Student Dependent Health Insurance Plan ('Dependent Plan') when they first matriculate at Stanford. This is the one and only time during an academic career at Stanford when a student can purchase the plan for dependents, unless a qualifying life event occurs at a later time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Affordability

View an FAQ that has been put together by our staff to help answer your questions. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dependent Health Insurance

View an FAQ that has been put together by our staff to help answer your questions. 

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