Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Health Insurance

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All degree-seeking MALS students taking a half unit or more of Reed classes continuously each term, including summers, are eligible to enroll in the Reed College health plan. Eligible dependents—legal spouse and dependent children under 19 years of age (25 if a full-time student)—may be enrolled under the eligible student's coverage, as well. Students are allowed one term of non-enrollment in their progression to the MALS degree; a second term of non-enrollment would result in termination of coverage. A student who is unable to return to classes because of extenuating circumstances may qualify to purchase coverage for an additional period of time.

The rates for graduate students are somewhat higher than for undergraduates; however, MALS students may choose their own primary care providers off campus. In addition, Reed's on-campus health and counseling services are available to currently enrolled MALS students who are on the Reed Health Plan, or who can show proof of major medical insurance with benefits and coverage comparable to the benefits provided through the Reed plan. The health center additionally requires students seeking their services to complete a confidential health history form and to provide proof of insurance at the time of scheduling the first appointment.

The plan offers access to Pacific Source Health Plan's network of preferred providers. Detailed information on the plan benefits and costs is available at or by calling Pacific Source at 855/274-9814.

Download MALS Student Health Insurance Plan Flyer.