Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:
University of Delaware (UD) has partnered with Aetna and University Health Plans (UHP) to provide health insurance coverage for our students. Expenses for medical and behavioral health services beyond those provided on campus, including referrals by the campus services, are the personal responsibility of the student. Such expenses can affect a student’s ability to continue their education.
UD requires all full-time undergraduate students (12+ Credits), international students on an F1, J1 or J2 visa, contracted graduate students, and full-time graduate students (9+ Credits) to enroll in the University of Delaware Student Health Insurance Plan (UD Plan) or be covered by an insurance plan that meets the UD Health Insurance Requirements. To ensure compliance, all eligible students are billed for the UD Plan. Each academic year students are required to waive the UD Plan with a plan that meets the UD Health Insurance Requirements or confirm enrollment in the UD Plan. If no action is taken, then the student is enrolled in the UD Plan and required to pay the UD plan premium.
The 2022-2023 UD Plan is insured by Aetna, complies with the Affordable Care Act benefit requirements, and includes access to Aetna’s national PPO network of providers. Students do not have to select a primary care provider and referrals are not required. The UD Plan provides substantial benefits for covered medical services at a reasonable cost. Benefit Information is available in the left-hand side navigation menu.
Cost and Coverage Periods
|Fall Coverage||Spring Coverage|
|Waiver Deadline||September 15, 2022||February 28, 2023|
*Waivers submitted in Fall 2022 are valid for the entire 2022-2023 policy period. The waiver deadline was on September 15, 2022. A Waiver Appeal is available using the Waiver Form through October 22, 2022. Annual waivers are not accepted after the appeal deadline.
*Contracted Graduates may receive a subsidy toward the insurance cost on the student bill.
Before waiving compare the cost, coverage, and benefits of the UD Plan to your existing plan. Please consider the following UD Health Insurance Requirements:
The online waiver form is available in the left-hand side navigation menu. If you do not submit a waiver form by the waiver deadline date above, you will be enrolled in UD Plan and responsible for the premium. A late waiver will not be accepted after the deadline.
If you are enrolled in the fall, then you may apply for a spring termination to be removed from coverage as of February 1, 2023, by completing the Spring Termination Request Form by the deadline of January 31, 2023.
International students do not have access to the online waiver form. Please read specific information for international students below.
All UD international students are required to be insured with a health insurance plan that is filed and approved in the United States, complies with the Affordable Care Act benefit requirements, and includes at least $50,000 in coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation. Please note, health insurance plans marketed solely to international students are often not filed and approved in the United States, have limited benefits, provider networks and/or coverage periods that do not comply with the UD Health Insurance Requirements. Insurance companies that do not meet the UD Health Insurance Requirements include but are not limited to GBG Insurance, HDL Global Specialty, ISO, PGH (United), PSI, Student Medicover, and Tata AIG.
All UD international students in the United States are required to accept enrollment in the UD Plan with minimal exceptions. In general, the only plans that meet the UD Health Insurance Requirements for international students are Embassy-Sponsored Plans, US Employer-Sponsored Plans, or US Health Insurance Marketplace Plans.
International students should complete the enrollment form in the left-hand side navigation menu to confirm their US address and activate coverage. Students charged for the UD Plan that do not complete an enrollment form will not be enrolled until after the enrollment deadline date on September 15, 2022.
If you are covered by an Embassy-Sponsored Plan, US Employer-Sponsored Plan or US Health Insurance Marketplace Plan email University Health Plans at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the International Student Waiver Form. International student waiver requests will be verified before being approved.
Students needing access to their health insurance coverage should confirm their enrollment in the UD Plan by completing the enrollment form located in the left-hand side navigation menu. To activate coverage on the UD Plan for coverage effective August 15, 2022 you need to complete the online enrollment form. Students charged for the UD Plan that do not complete an enrollment form will not be automatically enrolled until after the enrollment deadline on September 15, 2022, coverage will be retroactive back to the plan start date of August 15, 2022.
Please note that online only degree program and part-time students are not eligible.
Students MUST maintain eligibility for the UD Plan to remain enrolled for Spring 2023 coverage. Students that drop credits below the full-time level in the Spring semester may no longer be considered eligible and will be removed from the UD Plan as of January 31, 2023. Students not returning to UD for the Spring semester will not be eligible to continue enrollment and will be removed from the UD Plan as of January 31, 2023.
Students who are matriculated for Spring 2023 but no longer meet the UD Plan eligibility must call University Health Plans at 833-251-1127 to find out if they are eligible to continue their benefits for Spring 2023 coverage.
Students who enroll in the UD Plan may also purchase coverage for their eligible dependents by submitting the Dependent Enrollment Form. Dependent coverage will terminate when the student’s coverage terminates or when the paid premium coverage period terminates. Payment must be made in full by credit card at the time of enrollment.
Postdoctoral Fellows and Non-Contracted Sustaining Students
All Postdoctoral Fellows (Post Docs) and Non-Contracted Sustaining Students may voluntarily purchase coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents by submitting an enrollment form. The annual enrollment deadline date is September 15, 2022. Payment must be made in full by credit card at the time of enrollment.
The Post Doc enrollment form is available in the left-hand side navigation menu. Non-Contracted Sustaining Students must contact University Health Plans to confirm eligibility and receive the enrollment form.
The Delta Dental PPO Plan is offered for the 2022-2023 Policy Year. The enrollment form, premium information, coverage periods, deadlines, complete description of benefits, and participating provider search can be found by selecting "Voluntary Dental Plan,” in the left-hand side navigation menu. Enrollment in this plan is open to all matriculated students, postdoctoral fellows, and their eligible dependents. The dental plan enrollment is voluntary and not based on enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan.
The VSP Vision Plan is offered for the 2022-2023 Policy Year. The enrollment form, premium information, coverage periods, deadlines, complete description of benefits, and participating provider search can be found by selecting "Voluntary Vision Plan" in the left-hand side navigation menu. Enrollment in this plan is open to all matriculated students, postdoctoral fellows, and their eligible dependents. The vision plan enrollment is completely voluntary and not based on enrollment into the Student Health Insurance Plan.
University Health Plans Contact Information
Questions about any of these insurance plans should be directed to University Health Plans at email@example.com or 833-251-1127.
Ike Jenkins, MBA ARM CPHRM
Director of Risk Management
University of Delaware