Every year, we talk with students who have come to regret having waived Extended Plan coverage.
Sometimes it’s because they aren’t able to find conveniently located in-network providers for an unexpected medical need. That can mean large out-of-pocket expenses. Or waiting until the next school vacation to get necessary care at home.
Sometimes it’s because the student’s insurance requires that they obtain prior authorization for diagnostic tests or treatment in the Cambridge area. Not only is this a major inconvenience; it may also lead to long delays in receiving necessary care.
Read a first-person account from one first-year undergraduate and his dad in the archives of the MIT Admissions Blog.