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Important Change in Health Insurance Charge for Fall 2013

April 19, 2013

Pending state legislation is expected to remove the requirement that full-time community college students carry health insurance as a condition of their enrollment in college.  Due to that expected change, Atlantic Cape Community College is not charging full-time students for health insurance for the Fall 2013 semester if they cannot show they are covered by another policy.

While the state legislation is pending, the college is working with other New Jersey community colleges to identify a health insurance plan for students who wish to purchase it.  Once that coverage is identified, the college will communicate with students about the availability of the health insurance plan.  It is expected that the cost will be higher than what had been charged in the past due to the limits and coverage required under the federal Affordable Care Act and the smaller number of students who will elect to purchase the insurance plan.