Dear SVA Student,

SVA requires registered, matriculating students to have health insurance coverage for both in-patient and out-patient medical care. Students are automatically enrolled in the SVA – sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan and billed by Student Accounts for the Health Insurance Fee. Students who have outside coverage and, therefore, do not wish to remain enrolled in 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 Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. Refer to the plan brochure by clicking on the “Brochure” link on the left hand side of this page.

This plan provides coverage from August 25, 2014 through August 24, 2015 for students (coverage is not available for dependents) 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
  • Unlimited 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

Upon reviewing the information, if you choose other coverage, please select the “Waiver Form” link on the left hand side of the page. A completed waiver form removes you from enrollment and the Health Insurance Fee. Read through the waiver form carefully, follow the directions and provide the requested information.

Students who elect to waive the SVA- sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan must submit this online form to provide proof of comparable coverage by the deadline date of February 12, 2015. If you do not complete a waiver form by the deadline date, you will be responsible for the Health Insurance Fee.

The waiver deadline for the spring 2015 policy year is February 12, 2015. If you have a life changing event (i.e. involuntary loss of coverage) and need to re-enroll in the SVA – sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan after submitting a waiver, please complete the 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