Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Student Health Insurance Plan

2017-18

The student health insurance plan is through United HealthCare.  Please visit  www.firststudent.com and view the brochure for specific information on the coverage.

Coverage Periods & Rates

Billing

For annual enrollments, the cost of the insurance will be billed to your student tuition account in two installments – half will be assessed to your fall invoice and half to your spring invoice.  For life change enrollments and spring semester or pre-fall/summer semester enrollments, the cost of the insurance will be billed to your student tuition account in one lump sum.

All enrollments through the student health insurance plan are effective through the end of the academic year.*  Please note that your health insurance coverage will NOT be automatically cancelled if you have a change of enrollment with the University. It will remain in effect through the end of the academic year* or until you submit a cancellation request in writing to your student health insurance representative.

Information for Change of Enrollment Status
with the University

While some students with a change of enrollment status with the University wish to keep their health insurance coverage, other students wish to cancel it, the choice is yours.

Should you wish to keep your health insurance coverage, there is no action that you need to take.  All enrollments through the student health insurance plan are effective through the end of the academic year.* If your contact information (mailing address, email, etc.) will change, please contact the insurance company directly using the information on the back of your card.

Should you wish to cancel your health insurance, you must take action and submit written notification requesting cancellation.   To do so please send an email to your student health insurance representative and include the following in your email:

  • A statement indicating that you have had a change of enrollment status with the University AND the date that status goes into effect
    • Note: The student health insurance plan is billed in two installments.  The amount billed to the fall invoice is for the period of September 1st - February 28th, while the amount billed to the spring invoice is for the period of March 1st - August 31st.
  • A statement that you want your student health insurance plan cancelled as of the status date (or effective immediately if the status date has already passed)
  • Your full name which will serve as your electronic signature

If we receive a written cancellation request from you as indicated above, then your insurance will be cancelled as of the date of your change in enrollment status at the University (or the date when the written cancellation request is received if the date of your change in enrollment status has already passed).  Charges will be removed from your student account and/or you will receive a pro-rated refund for the remaining unused coverage period.

You will receive a confirmation from your student health insurance representative that your request has been received and processed.  If you do not receive this confirmation, then that indicates that your request was not received.  Should we not receive a written statement from you indicating that you wish to cancel your health insurance coverage, your coverage will remain in place per the policy through the end of the academic year* and you will be responsible for the corresponding charges.

*Dates vary by academic program.