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Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance Waiver Process for Incoming Spring 2018 Freshmen and Transfers

Final Waiver/Enrollment Deadline: February 20, 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) to have personal health insurance. The university utilizes a "hard waiver" process that requires documentation of specific insurance information.

This practice is common on most campuses that have a health insurance requirement in order to assure policy compliance. The university offers a health insurance plan option through United Healthcare, which can be found below:

All "hard waivered" students (undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits, and graduate students in the MSW, PT, MSN, & PsyD) are invoiced $1237.00 for health insurance on their statement of account. (Spring/Summer Insurance: January 1, 2018 - August 24, 2018.

You MUST complete the Waiver Process prior to February 20, 2018 in order to waive the $1237.00 from your student account.

How to Waive Out

If you are covered through personal health insurance and do not want to obtain insurance through the university health insurance plan, you must waive-out of the plan to avoid being automatically enrolled in the university-sponsored plan. To have the $1237.00 charge credited or removed, you need to complete the health insurance waiver form located under the Student Health Services tab in your Campus Cruiser WebAdvisor no later than February 20, 2018.

Before beginning the process, make sure you have the following information on hand:

  1. Health insurance company name, telephone number, and address
  2. Health insurance policy identification number
  3. Health insurance policy holder name and date of birth

No waivers will be accepted after February 20, 2018; you will be automatically enrolled in the student injury and sickness plan. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

How to Enroll

To enroll in the university-sponsored plan, complete the health insurance enrollment form located under the Student Health Services tab in your Campus Cruiser WebAdvisor. Automatic enrollment in the plan, if you do not enroll yourself, happens February, 20, 2018. Upon completion of the enrollment process, you will be sent an email from United Healthcare with directions on how to download your insurance card. If you do not receive an email, you have not completed the enrollment process.

No waivers will be accepted after February 20, 2018, and you will be automatically enrolled in the student injury and sickness plan.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. Coverage dates for the Spring & Summer coverage are 1/1/18 through 8/24/18.

Voluntary Coverage

All domestic non-matriculating undergraduate students and graduate students taking 9 or more credit-hours are also eligible to purchase this coverage on a voluntary basis. Enrollment and payment for this voluntary insurance is process directly through UnitedHealthcare (the insurance carrier). The student health insurance plan is only available to enrolled students and not available to spouses, partners, offspring or on-line students.

For more information regarding the school-sponsored plan and the enrollment/waiver process, please visit the website

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact or call 610-499-1183.

Veteran Note: the University realizes that veterans are eligible for healthcare access at VA health facilities. However, this eligibility does not meet the university requirement of insurance coverage. Examples of accepted insurance are Tricare, Medicaid, and all other private health insurance.