RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Student Health Insurance Plan (2017-519-2)

Click here for more information regarding the Hard Waiver Policy, Eligibility and Rates.

Mandatory for Full-time and ALL F and J Rutgers Sponsored Visa Students.

Steps to Waive or Enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan each semester:

Step 1.

Register for Classes

Wait 3 business days after registering for classes to complete Step 2.

The Health Insurance Premium is automatically added to the term bill each semester.

 

Step 2.

Students MUST Waive* or Enroll online each semester
using the link on the left navigation bar

You will receive a confirmation number upon submission of the Waiver or Enrollment Form

*(F and J Rutgers Visa Sponsored Students must visit Global Services’ website for waiver procedures)

Deadline Dates

Fall 2017 Spring 2018
September 15, 2017 February 2, 2018

 

After submission of the
Enrollment Form

Wait 4 business days then create an account to print your insurance card at www.universityhealthplans.com or www.uhcsr.com.

Fall coverage: Aug 15, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
Spring coverage: Jan 15, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018

  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) is the carrier for the Student Health Insurance Plan. For inquiries about the Student Health Insurance Plan, contact UHCSR at customerservice@uhcsr.com or 800-505-4160.

Students are responsible for paying the premium on the term bill.

 

After submission of the
Waiver Form

The premium will be removed from the term bill within 4 business days.

*F and J Rutgers Visa Sponsored Students must visit Global Services’ website for waiver procedures including appeals.

If you failed to waive before the deadline, you will be responsible for paying the premium even though you have other health insurance coverage.

 

For enrollment or waiver issues, call University Health Plans directly at 800-437-6448.

Coverage Periods Full time Students F and J Rutgers Visa Sponsored Students Part time Students Deadline
Fall
08/15/17-01/14/18
$860.00 $1,025.50 $2,092.00 09/15/17
Spring/Summer
01/15/18-08/14/18
$1,191.00 $1,025.50 $2,896.00 02/02/18
Summer
05/26/18-08/14/18
$456.00 $456.00 $1,106.00 06/30/18

Health Insurance Eligibility

Please select your applicable student type for health insurance eligibility information.

Full-Time Students (2017-519-2)

All full-time undergraduate students taking 12 or more credit hours and all full-time graduate students taking 9 or more credit hours* are required to have comprehensive health insurance each semester. Student insurance eligibility may be affected if an enrollment status change occurs (part time to full time or full time to part time). Students must actively attend classes for at least 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased.

*full-time students as defined by the student’s department could require you to be registered for 12 credits, example: Rutgers Business School, Rutgers Law School.

The student health insurance premium is added to your Rutgers term bill each semester once you are registered for full-time credits. You are automatically** enrolled after the deadline in the Student Health Insurance Plan unless comparable coverage is provided. You must waive online, before the deadline, at www.universityhealthplans.com to void your automatic enrollment.

**Exception: Graduate fellows and partial-appointment teaching and graduate assistants, please see instructions under your category below.

Full-appointment teaching and graduate assistants MUST waive health insurance each semester.

When you access your term bill for the first time each semester, in the pop-up window, you will select whether you intend to waive or enroll. This only indicates your intention. The waiver or enrollment process is still incomplete. You must complete the waiver or enrollment form online at www.universityhealthplans.com.

WAIVING: The charge will be removed from your term bill within 4 business days after receiving a waiver confirmation number. Failure to waive online before the deadline will result in a nonrefundable charge, and students will be responsible for the premium even if you have other coverage.

ENROLLING: We encourage you to submit the enrollment form before the deadline. Insurance cards are available 5–7 business days after you receive your enrollment confirmation number. To add dependents or a spouse, you must visit www.universityhealthplans.com. Payment is made directly to University Health Plans. The premium for dependents/spouse cannot be added to the Rutgers term bill.

When your waiver or enrollment form has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation number on the screen and to your Rutgers email address. If you do not receive a confirmation number or if you have enrollment or waiver issues, call University Health Plans directly at 800-437-6448.

NOTE: You will get an email from United Healthcare Student Resources (www.uhcsr.com) within 5–7 business days after enrollment with instructions to print a card. Please call United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) directly at 800-505-4160 if you need assistance in this process.

NEW PROCEDURE for F and J Rutgers Sponsored Visa Students (2017-519-2)

NEW enrollment procedures.

F and J Rutgers Sponsored Visa Students will enroll by completing an enrollment form at www.universityhealthplans.com. The premium is added to your term bill each semester upon enrollment into your courses. To add dependents/spouse, or for a life status change, you must visit globalservices.rutgers.edu.

Waiver procedures.

If you have other coverage and wish to waive, you must visit globalservices.rutgers.edu. Failure to waive before the deadline will result in a nonrefundable charge, and students will be responsible for the premium on their term bill.

NOTE: The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) premium is a separate charge from the Health Services Fee. The Health Services Fee cannot be waived. The SHIP is medical health insurance with nationwide coverage.

F and J Visa Non-Rutgers Sponsored Visa Students (2017-519-2, 2017-519-3)

F and J Non-Rutgers Sponsored Visa students must follow the applicable process for full-time or part-time domestic students.

Part-Time Students (2017-519-3)

Part-time degree-seeking students taking at least 1 credit hour and not online only courses, are eligible to enroll on a voluntary basis before the deadline. Insured part-time students may purchase coverage for their dependents on a voluntary basis at www.universityhealthplans.com. Payment is made directly to University Health Plans for students and dependents and cannot be added to the Rutgers term bill.

NEW PROCEDURE Full-Appointment Teaching and Graduate Assistants (TAs/GAs)

Full-appointment TAs/GAs are eligible for the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP). You must enroll with University Human Resources (UHR). Visit uhr.rutgers.edu/teaching-assistants-graduate-assistants for more information. You must complete the SHBP forms and submit the forms to UHR. Once you have submitted your forms to UHR and they input your information into their health insurance program then we can remove the Student Health Insurance Premium from your account. You are not required to complete the SHIP waiver form. The Student Health Insurance Office will remove the SHIP premium once you are in the system showing you have submitted your SHBP paperwork to UHR.

Graduate/PhD Students Considered Full Time Who Are Registered for Less Than Full-Time Credits (2017-519-2)

Terminal Masters in their final semester, PhD students who have completed their course work and are working on research, dissertation, exams, etc., are eligible to enroll in the Full-Time Student Health Insurance plan at the full-time premium.

Students may obtain an enrollment form from their department or by visiting our Student Forms page. Students must enroll each semester before the deadline. The enrollment form and payment are processed by the Student Insurance Office directly.

NOTE: You will get an email from United Healthcare Student Resources (www.uhcsr.com) within 5–7 business days after UHCSR has received your enrollment with instructions to print a card. Please call United Healthcare Student Resources directly at 800-505-4160 if you need assistance in this process.

Insured persons may enroll their eligible dependents at www.universityhealthplans.com and the premium is paid by the insured directly to University Health Plans.

Veterans Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) / Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)

Veterans under the Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) program: Please note, the Veterans Administration (VA) does consider you to have healthcare coverage under a comprehensive health insurance plan even though you must go to a VA facility for treatment. Therefore, VA will not pay the premium for the Student Health Insurance Plan. If you choose to enroll in the student health insurance, you are responsible to pay the premium charge on your term bill each semester. Please complete an enrollment or waiver form each semester at www.universityhealthplans.com.

Veterans under the Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) program: Please note, the Veterans Administration (VA) will pay the premium for the Student Health Insurance Plan according to your percentage of eligibility, as they do not consider you to have coverage under a comprehensive health insurance plan. The premium is included on the term bill each semester. Please complete an enrollment or waiver form each semester at www.universityhealthplans.com.

 

For enrollment or waiver issues, call University Health Plans directly at 800-437-6448.

Please visit http://riskmanagement.rutgers.edu for additional information. You may contact us insure@rutgers.edu. We assist Students on all campuses in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden.