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Student Health Insurance

Annual Student Health Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Process for Fall 2018 Undergraduate, Compulsory Graduate and Transfer Students

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

DEADLINE to WAIVE or ENROLL: AUGUST 13, 2018

 

Widener University requires undergraduate students taking 12 or more credit hours and compulsory full-time and part-time graduate students (MSW, PT, MSN, PsyD& PsyD/JD) to have personal 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.

Alternatively, eligible students may elect to enroll in the university-sponsored health insurance through United Healthcare. The 2018-2019 fee for university-sponsored health insurance is $2,020.00 with coverage from August 25, 2018 through August 24, 2019. Contact www.firststudent.com to receive a copy of the Certificate of Coverage and Statement of Benefits for policy details.

All students are billed a fee of $2,020.00 for health insurance on their statement of account. If you complete the waiver process by August 13, 2018, the $2,020.00 fee will be removed from your account. Failure to complete the waiver form before August 13, 2018 will result in a $30.00 late fee.

The last day to comply with the hard waiver requirement is September 30, 2018. Failure to waive out before September 30, 2018 will result in your AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT IN Widener-sponsored health insurance, even if you already have personal insurance, and a BILL OF $2,020.00 plus the non-refundable $30.00 late fee applied to your student account.

Waiving Out of Widener-Sponsored Health Insurance

To waive out of the university-sponsored plan due to personal health insurance coverage, and to avoid being billed for the university plan, complete the health insurance waiver form found in CampusCruiser>WebAdviser>Student Services>Student Health Services. Before beginning the process, make sure you have the following information in hand:

  • Health insurance company name, telephone number, and address
  • Health insurance policy identification number
  • Health insurance policy holder name and date of birth

At the end of the waiver process, you must print out the confirmation page as proof that you successfully completed the waiver form. No waivers will be accepted after September 30, 2018. If you do not take action, you will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the student health insurance.

Enrolling in Widener-Sponsored Health Insurance

To enroll in the university-sponsored plan, complete the health insurance enrollment form found in CampusCruiser>WebAdviser>Student Services>Student Health Services and follow the instructions for enrolling.

Automatic enrollment in the plan occurs on October 1, 2018; however, your coverage is retroactive to the policy start date of August 25, 018. 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.

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 and not available to spouses, partners, dependent children or on-line students.

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

For Military Veterans

Widener University understands that veterans are eligible for healthcare access at VA health facilities. However, VA coverage does not meet the university requirement of insurance coverage. Examples of accepted insurance are Tricare, Medicaid, and private health insurance. If you are not a a Tricare or Medicaid enrollee, and if you don't have private health insurance, you must enroll in the Widener-sponsored plan.