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Student Health Insurance

Annual Student Health Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Process

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HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVE OR ENROLL PORTAL IS NOW OPEN ON CAMPUS CRUISER

EARLY DEADLINE TO WAIVE OR ENROLL: JANUARY 28, 2019

FINAL DEADLINE TO WAIVE OR ENROLL: FEBRUARY 18, 2019

 

Widener University requires undergraduate students taking 12 or more credit hours and compulsory full-time and part-time graduate students (MSN, MSW, PsyD, PsyD/JD & PT) to have personal health insurance from either a private policy or by purchasing the University-sponsored health insurance.

The university utilizes a "hard waiver" process that requires those with personal health insurance to document their health insurance information. The "hard waiver" practice is common on most campuses that have a health insurance requirement in order to assure policy compliance. This is a hard waiver program and you will be automatically enrolled and billed for the plan if the instructions and deadlines are not met. Please check your Widener email for updates regarding instructions and deadlines.

If enrolling in the University-sponsored plan please contact www.firststudent.com to receive a copy of the Certificate of Coverage and Statement of Benefits for policy details.

Automatic enrollment in the plan occurs on February 19, 2019. However, your coverage is retroactive to the policy start date of January 1, 2019.  After the enrollment period ends, you will receive an email from United Healthcare with directions to download your insurance card. If you do not receive an email, please contact customerservice@firstriskadvisors.com or call Student Health at (610) 499-1183.

To waive out orenroll in the University-sponsored plan, carefully follow the instructions to complete this process.

  • Go to Campus Cruiser
  • Go to Web Advisor
  • Go to Student Services
  • Go to Health Insurance- Waiver/Enroll and provide the required information.
  • At the end of the process print or screen shot your confirmation page of either waiver or enrollment.
  • To avoid a $30 late fee, you must enroll in or waive the insurance by January 28, 2019.
  • FINAL deadline is February 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm to take action to waive or enroll into the University-sponsored insurance.
  • If you do not waive out by the date, you automatically will be enrolled in the University-sponsored health plan and required to pay the annual premium of $ 1, 317.00.
  • Once enrolled, the fee will not be refunded.

 

Voluntary Enrollment

All domestic non-matriculating undergraduate students and graduate students taking 9 or more credit-hours are eligible to purchase this coverage on a voluntary basis. Enrollment in and payment for insurance is handled by United Healthcare (the insurance carrier). The student health insurance plan is only available to enrolled on-campus students. It is not available to on-line students, spouses, partners, or dependent children.

For more information regarding the University-sponsored plan and to enroll, please visit the website www.firststudent.com.

For Military Veterans

Widener University understands that veterans are eligible for healthcare access at VA healthcare facilities. However, the University requires all students to show proof of medical coverage. If you have VA Healthcare Benefits, Tricare, Medicare/Medicaid, or private insurance you must appropriately waive out of the University- sponsored plan. If you do not have VA Healthcare Benefits, Tricare, Medicare/Medicaid or private insurance, you must enroll in the University- sponsored plan.