Dear SVA Student,

SVA requires all registered, matriculating students to have health insurance coverage for both in- patient and out-patient medical care. All students are automatically enrolled in the SVA – sponsored Student Health Insurance and billed by Student Accounts for the Health Insurance Fee. Students who have outside coverage and do not need the SVA-sponsored insurance plan must provide information about their insurance coverage each year.

Please take a few minutes to review the SVA - sponsored Student Health Insurance. Refer to the plan brochure by clicking on the “Brochure” link on the left hand side of this page.

This plan would cover you from August 25, 2013 through August 24, 2014 if you are enrolled and attending the fall and spring semesters. Below are some of the highlights of the School of Visual Arts Student Health Insurance Plan:

  • Access to United HealthCare’s nationwide provider network
  • $500,000 maximum benefit per plan year
  • 90% coverage for Preferred Care / 60% coverage for Non-Preferred Care
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Mental health coverage
  • Inpatient hospitalization coverage
  • Travel assistance services

Once you have reviewed the information, if you choose other coverage, select the “Waiver Form” link on the left hand side of the page, follow the directions and provide the requested information.

Students who elect to waive the SVA- sponsored Health Insurance Fee must submit a waiver online to provide proof of comparable coverage by February 13, 2014. If you do not complete a waiver by the deadline date, you will be responsible for the Health Insurance Fee.

The waiver deadline for the spring 2014 policy is February 13, 2014. If you have a life changing event (i.e. involuntary loss of coverage) and need to re-enroll in the SVA – sponsored Student Health Insurance after submitting a waiver, please complete a Student Insurance Enrollment Form located at and email or fax it to the SVA Office of Student Health and Counseling Services. If you need assistance while navigating this system, please contact our broker, University Health Plans, Inc., at 800-437-6448.

Best wishes,

Christine Gilchrist  MSN, MPH, RN, BC
Associate Director
Student Health and Counseling Services