Ringling College of Art and Design

2018-2019 Policy Year

Ringling College of Art and Design (Ringling) is pleased to announce that for the 2018-2019 academic year, United Healthcare continues to be the insurance provider for our students and we have teamed up with University Health Plans, Inc. (UHP) to administer the plan.

Ringling requires all degree-seeking students to be covered by a health insurance plan. All degree-seeking students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Ringling Student Health Insurance Plan. The Plan offers a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and has been designed for Ringling students and their dependents, offering comprehensive health insurance coverage with an emphasis on wellness including annual physicals, women’s wellness, and immunizations. Details about the Student Health Insurance Plan can be found by selecting “Benefit Information” in the navigation menu on the left-hand side of this page.

The premium for new spring students effective January 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019 is $648. 

If you are currently insured, you may waive enrollment. However, please note the following:

  • Not all plans provide comprehensive coverage in Sarasota such as out-of-state Medicaid plans, and certain HMOs and managed care plans. Be sure to check with your insurance company before waiving.
  • If your comparable plan will end before July, 31 2018, while you are in school, you must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan within 31 days of your other plan’s end date, or find comparable coverage elsewhere. You must always be sufficiently insured while considered a degree-seeking student at Ringling.

International students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and do not have access to the online enrollment and waiver forms. International students will receive an email from United Healthcare in January, advising them to create an online account and download a copy of their Insurance ID card. International students that have a US health insurance plan that is comparable to the Ringling Student Health Insurance Plan should contact University Health Plans at 800-437-6448 or info@univhealthplans.com to request a paper waiver form.

Domestic students need to waive or confirm enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan. To waive or enroll, click on the appropriate link, either “Waiver Form” or “Enrollment Form,” in the navigation menu, complete all required information and click submit. The estimated for coverage effective January1, 2019 through July 31, 2019 is $648. If a waiver form is not submitted, then the student will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan after the deadline date.

If you are enrolling in the insurance, then you must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the effective date of the plan.

Information about dependent coverage can be found by contacting University Health Plans at 800-437-6448.

The Spring Waiver Deadline for new students is January 18, 2019.