Rider University

2019-2020 Academic Year

Insurance Requirement

Undergraduate Students taking 12 or more credits, Graduate Students taking 9 or more credits and all International Students are required to have health insurance. Students required to have health insurance will be enrolled in and charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students may opt-out of the SHIP by submitting a waiver form documenting proof of comparable coverage. 

Insurance Cost & Coverage Periods

  Annual Students New Spring Students
Coverage Dates  August 20, 2019 – August 19, 2020  January 15, 2020 – August 19, 2020
Cost $1,872 $1,115
International Student Appeal Deadline September 6, 2019 February 13, 2020

Domestic Student Appeal Deadline

October 4, 2019

February 13, 2020

Waiver Process

New spring students covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan in the immediate area surrounding the Rider University campus, can opt-out of the SHIP by completing the waiver form. Before waiving, compare the cost, coverage, and benefits of the SHIP to your existing plan. If you do not submit a waiver form by February 7, 2020you will be enrolled in the SHIP and responsible for the cost of the insurance plan. 

Enrollment Process

New domestic spring students planning to use the student health insurance plan should complete the enrollment form to transfer their information to the insurance company. Domestic students will not appear active in the insurance company's claim system until after the February 7, 2020 deadline unless an enrollment form is submitted.  Students who do not submit a form by the deadline will be enrolled in the SHIP retroactive to the effective date of January 15, 2020. Please allow 7 days after you submit an enrollment form for your enrollment to be activated in the insurance company's database. International students will be automatically enrolled and do not need to complete an enrollment form. 

Plan Highlights

The 2019-20 Rider University Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is provided by United Healthcare Student Resources.  The plan is ACA compliant and includes access to United Healthcare's national network of PPO providers. Students do not have to select a primary care physician and referrals are not required. 

Rider University has partnered with University Health Plans to administer the plan and help with waiver, enrollment or benefit-related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 800-437-6448 or info@univhealthplans.com.

Qualifying Event Enrollment

Students who waived the SHIP may qualify for special enrollment rights if they incur an involuntary loss of other coverage. To request an enrollment form and premium quote, contact university health plans at 800-437-6448 or info@univhealthplans.com. You must submit all qualifying event enrollment paperwork and documentation within 30 days of the qualifying event.