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). Domestic 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 1, 2020 – August 19, 2020|
|Waiver Deadline||September 20, 2019||February 7, 2020|
* Insurance cost and benefits are subject to NJ Department of Insurance approval and subject to change
Domestic 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 September 20, 2019, you will be enrolled in the SHIP and responsible for the cost of the insurance plan. International students are not eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Students planning to use the student health insurance plan should complete the enrollment form to transfer their information to the insurance company. Students will not appear active in the insurance company's claim system until after the September 20, 2019 deadline unless an enrollment form is submitted. Students who do not submit a form by teh deadline will be enrolled in the SHIP retroactive to the August 20 2019 effective date. Please allow 7 days after you submit an enrollment form for your enrollment to be activated in the insurance company's database.
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 any waiver, enrollment or benefit related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 800-437-6448 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You must submit all qualifying event enrollment paperwork and documentation within 60 days of the qualifying event.