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Physician Assistants students: LTD insurance

Long-term disability (LTD) insurance protects your ability to earn an income should you suffer a debilitating illness or injury that keeps you from working or attending school. The MedPlus Advantage plan, sponsored by the American Medical Association, is designed to meet the unique needs of health care professionals.

Full-time students enrolled in the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program at the University of Washington are eligible for this coverage.

Coverage and benefits

The plan’s certificate describes the plan in detail. Download it by going to the MedPlus Advantage website and entering the ID number 644228. You can also download the plan summary (highlight sheet) and the global travel services brochure.


Coverage is effective from July 1, 2017, though June 30, 2018.

You must apply for LTD insurance within the first 31 days of starting school to obtain coverage without have to provide evidence that you’re in good health.

The annual premium is $93.08 (for year 1) and $108.59 (for years 2+). It must be paid in full upon application then annually thereafter.

To enroll in LTD insurance:

  1. Complete the  LTD – AMA – Physician Assistants Student LTD Application (PDF)
  2. Mail the application and a check for the premium to the address listed on the application

File a claim

Standard Insurance must receive written notice of a claim before the end of the 90-day elimination period. For assistance in filing a claim, contact Parker, Smith & Feek and ask for the benefits department.