Lehigh University
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

2018-2019 Academic Year

Dear Student,

The Lehigh University Student Health and Wellness Center provides primary medical care for students. Services include treatment of routine illnesses and injuries, gynecological care, allergy injections, and immunizations. 

During the academic year, the Health and Wellness Center is open from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM Monday through Friday, and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday. The first appointments on Fridays are scheduled at 9:15 AM. The last appointments on weekdays are scheduled at 4:30 PM. Saturday clinic is for urgent concerns only; no vaccinations, allergy shots, or prescription renewals are available. Students who wish to be seen on Saturday are to check in at the Health and Wellness Center by 1:30. During semester breaks and summers, hours are reduced and there is no Saturday clinic.

Many illnesses and injuries may require services outside the Health and Wellness Center, such as x-rays, lab work, prescription drugs, and costly hospital inpatient stays. For these reasons, the University requires that all undergraduate students be covered by adequate medical insurance or enroll in the University sponsored plan.

Review the enclosed information carefully. Even if you are covered under another plan, read the information carefully. Many commercial plans have high deductibles and coinsurance provisions not found in the student plan. You will also need to make certain that you are eligible for the coverage that you currently have through August of 2018.

Important information for varsity athletes: This plan has a limited benefit of $2,000.00 for intercollegiate sports injuries and is NOT intended to cover the full range of costs associated with intercollegiate sports injuries.

If your personal insurance has limited out of area benefits OR significant referral restrictions (HMO), we urge you to seriously consider taking the school sponsored plan. Many insurance plans will only pay for treatment outside the Network area when it is an emergency and will not pay for treatment from doctors out of the area without prior permission. We suggest you check with your insurer to see how they handle out of area claims.

Important requirements: The following students are eligible to enroll and are required by Lehigh University to have Health Insurance. Therefore the following students are automatically enrolled in this Insurance Plan: Undergraduate matriculating students  registered for five (5) or more credits, undergraduate non-matriculating students (non-degree/General College Division)  registered for twelve (12) or more credits, graduate students enrolled in a degree seeking on-campus based program and registered for nine (9) or more credits, graduate students registered for dissertation credits and all Lehigh international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa regardless of number of registered credits. All Lehigh international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa are not permitted to drop coverage by submitting a waiver form unless a student is covered under a family member’s U.S. plan or foreign government insurance plan. International students should contact Lehigh’s Office of International Students & Scholars (610) 758-4859 to verify if you qualify for a waiver. In order to waive or confirm enrollment in the University sponsored plan, you must follow the instructions below: 

  1. Click on the Waiver Form or Enrollment Form link on the left.
  2. When you reach the form, complete all required information. If required information is missing, your form will NOT be submitted.  (NOTE: You will need the student’s LIN to waive coverage or confirm enrollment.)
  3. Submit the form. If you’ve successfully submitted your form, you’ll immediately see a confirmation page (including a confirmation number).  If you do not receive this message, make the noted corrections and resubmit until you receive a message similar to what is shown below. Save the confirmation page and/or the email copy for your proof of submission.
  4. An email copy of the confirmation will be sent to the email address shown on the form. Save this message as proof of your submission.

Ask Questions. If you have any questions, please call University Health Plans at (800) 437-6448 or email at info@univhealthplans.com. They will be glad to help you with any questions you may have.

Best wishes for a healthy year.

Sincerely,

Thomas J. Novak, D.O., Interim Director