Drew University
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

2021-2022 Academic Year

Important Information about Student Health Insurance

Drew University requires all full time college students to have health insurance coverage. Matriculated Drew students are eligible to participate in the Student Health Insurance Program. The Health Insurance charge appears on the semester statement of charges mailed in July. Students are required to either enroll in the student health plan or waive out of the plan if they have comparable insurance coverage by September 10, 2021. Failure to complete the online enrollment or waiver form will result in delays checking into campus housing and registering.

Plan Highlights

The benefit information is located on the left side of this page. Drew has partnered with University Health Plans to administer the plan and help with waiver, enrollment, or eligibility related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 833-251-1730 or info@univhealthplans.com.  Wellfleet can be reached at 877-657-5030 for any for any benefit or claim-related questions.

Insurance Cost & Coverage Periods

Coverage Period Annual Spring/Summer
Dates of Coverage 8/15/2021-8/14/2022 1/15/2022-8/14/2022
Undergraduate Student Cost $2,143 $1,244
Graduate Student Cost $6,216 $3,610
Deadline Dates September 10, 2021 TBD
Click here for the
Waiver Form
Click here for the
Undergraduate Student
Enrollment Form
Click here for the
Graduate Student
Enrollment Form

Waiver Requirements

We strongly recommend that all undergraduate resident students enroll in the student insurance plan, even if they live in New Jersey. This is because many family plans only cover “true emergencies” when students are away from home; restrict specialist consultations, lab work, or x-rays to in-network facilities; have high deductibles; or risk losing the family plan if the student fails to maintain full time enrollment status. This has inconvenienced students and burdened families who are responsible for arranging services off campus. Purchasing the student insurance assures access to local care, eliminates the trouble of pre-certification from family insurance companies, reduces paperwork for the students, and remains in effect should the student have to leave the university. Many resident students find it cost-effective and convenient to be enrolled in both the student plan and their family insurance plan, especially if they are athletes. The student insurance works anywhere in the United States and is in effect for 12 months.

We understand that health insurance can be a costly and confusing matter. When considering your enrollment options some of the desirable features of the student plan include:

  • No restrictions on providers
  • No pre-certifications required for lab, x-ray, referrals, or hospitalizations
  • Basic Plan is in effect for 12 months and pays covered expenses
  • Excellent emergency room coverage when referred by Drew Health Service, Counseling Service, or Public Safety
  • Students will not be billed for most laboratory tests, allergy shots, routine gynecological care and testing, asthma and other treatments, and most prescription medications that are obtained and dispensed at the Health Service.