Geneva College

2018-2019 Academic Year

Full time traditional undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours are required to have health insurance while attending Geneva College. Students required to have insurance will be enrolled in the student health insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided by completing the waiver form.

The 2018-19 Geneva College Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is underwritten by National Guardian Life and claims are paid by Commercial Travelers.  The plan includes First Health's Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) for access to in-network providers. Geneva College has partnered with University Health Plans to administer the plan and help with any waiver, enrollment or benefit related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 800-437-6448 or

Premium and Coverage Periods

  Annual Students New Spring Students
Coverage Dates  August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019  January 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Premium $1,677 $974

Waiver Deadline

September 21, 2018

January 18, 2019

Student Enrollment Process

If you are planning to use the student health insurance plan, complete the enrollment form in the navigation menu to the left to transfer your information to the insurance company before January 18, 2019. After January 18, 2019 students who did not submit an enrollment or waiver form will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP retroactive to January 1, 2019.

Waiver Process

If you are covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan you can opt out of the SHIP by completing the waiver form in the navigation menu to the left. Before waiving, you are encouraged to compare the cost, coverage and benefits of the SHIP to your existing plan. Please consider the following:

  • Many out of state HMO, EPO and Medicaid plans do not provide in-network benefits in Pennsylvania leaving you responsible for medical expenses while attending Geneva College
  • Many plans do not cover referrals made by Health Services or cover them at a higher cost

If you do not submit a waiver form by January 18, 2019 you will be enrolled in the SHIP and responsible for the premium.

Dependent Enrollment Process

Eligible students who are enrolled in the SHIP may enroll their eligible dependents by mail. Dependents include your spouse and children under age 26. The dependent enrollment form is located in the navigation menu to the left. The dependent enrollment form must be received by August 31, 2018 for enrollments at the beginning of the academic year and by January 18, 2019 for NEW spring students submitting an enrollment for spring.

Qualifying Event Enrollment Process

Students who waived the SHIP or did not enroll their dependents during their initial eligibility may qualify for special enrollment rights if they have one of the following life events:

  • Life Event                                                                                  Documentation Required
  • Involuntary loss of other coverage                                            Letter from prior insurance carrier
  • Birth or adoption of child                                                           Birth or adoption certificate
  • Marriage                                                                                    Marriage Certificate

To request an enrollment form and premium quote, contact university health plans at 800-437-6448 or enroll, you must submit an enrollment form, documentation and payment within 30 days of the qualifying event. If all three items are received by the deadline coverage will be effective as of the first day without coverage under your prior plan or the date of birth, adoption or marriage.