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Lehigh University Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance Brochure Schedule of Benefits
Instructions to Waive Insurance(.pdf) Eligibility
Qualifying Event Where to get help

NEW ACTION IS REQUIRED: Students are required to either Waive or Confirm Enrollment in the Health Insurance Plan by the deadline. 

Student Health Insurance for Undergraduate Students attending the Fall Term:

Undergraduate students taking more than four (4) credits are required by University policy to have Injury and Sickness insurance and, therefore, are automatically enrolled in the Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan. 

Waiver Form
Students who have comparable coverage form a domestic insurance company with claims paid in the United States are eligible to opt out of the mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan by submitting a Waiver Form. If you waive coverage, you will not be eligible to enroll in the Spring Semester Only policy unless you have a Qualifying Event as described in the Student Health Insurance Plan brochure. 

Enrollment Form
Students who are not waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan and wish to enroll in the plan offered by Lehigh University need to complete the enrollment confirmation by submitting an Enrollment Form. This will activate your policy earlier enabling you to obtain prescriptions and medical services sooner. 

NOTE: International students with a current visa status of J-1 are required by federal law to have health insurance and must provide proof of insurance to Lehigh’s Office of International Students and Scholars.

If you waive the insurance coverage by July 1st, the charge will be reversed on your July Fall semester billing statement. If you do not waive the insurance coverage by August 1st, the insurance premium will be due immediately. Students who do not waive or pay for the insurance policy fee will have their academic records closed and may be in jeopardy of having their registration dropped.

Student Health Insurance for Graduate students, visiting scholars and visiting research associates is available. Those students who are interested must enroll in the Insurance Plan need to stop by the Bursar's office, complete the enrollment form and submit payment.

Coverage dates

  • Annual: August 1 - July 31
  • Fall Term: August 1-January 8
  • Spring Term: January 9-July 31

Eligibility

All students, visiting scholars, and visiting research associates are eligible to elect coverage under this Insurance Program.

  • Students must actively attend classes for at least the first thirty-one (31) days after the date for which coverage is purchased unless they would have been eligible to attend classes for thirty-one (31) days and were prevented from attending due to a sickness or injury. Home study correspondence, online, and television (TV) courses do not fulfill the Eligibility requirements that the student actively attend classes.
  • Visiting scholars and visiting research associates must actively perform the duties of his/her appointment for at least the first thirty-one (31) days after the later of the date for which coverage is purchased or beginning of assignment, unless they would have been eligible to perform the duties of his/her appointment and were prevented from doing so due to sickness or injury. 

​**Any student eligible for enrollment in the annual insurance program who does not enroll in the Fall Semester Only insurance program by the enrollment deadline loses eligibility to enroll in the Spring Semester Only insurance program, unless there is a Qualifying Event as defined in the brochure. If the insurance company discovers the Eligibility requirements have not been met, its only obligation is to refund premium. (return to top of page)

Qualifying Events - Eligible individuals may enroll after the enrollment deadlines only in the case of an eligible qualifying event, defined as: (1) an involuntary loss of other creditable coverage, or (2) status as a new Lehigh student, new visiting scholar, or new visiting research associate. To enroll, the eligible individual must provide evidence of the qualifying event to the Bursar's Office at Lehigh University within thirty (30) days of the qualifying event or termination date of prior coverage, whichever is later. Under no circumstances will enrollment be allowed if the request for coverage and/or event documentation is received after thirty (30) days following the termination date of prior coverage or new Lehigh student/research associate status, whichever applies. Your Effective Date of coverage under this Insurance Program will be either: (1) the day following the termination date of the prior plan when enrollment is due to an involuntary loss of other creditable coverage, or (2) the date new student, visiting scholar, or visiting research associate status becomes effective. The full premium for the semester must be paid upon enrollment. Newborns of covered female enrollees will be automatically covered for the first thirty-one (31) days after birth. Coverage will cease after such thirty-one (31) days. (return to top of page) 

Refunds of Premium - There are no refunds of the premium except for the following situations: (1) Entry into the Armed Forces; (2) Failure to meet Eligibility Requirements. This Policy is a Non-Renewable One Year Term Policy. It is the Insured's responsibility to obtain coverage the following year in order to maintain continuity of coverage. Insureds who have not received information regarding a subsequent plan prior to the Policy's Termination Date should inquire regarding such coverage with the broker.

Where to find Help

For questions about: Enrollment -Waiver of Mandatory Insurance Charge Insurance Benefits
Customer Service
ID Cards
Send Claims to:
Please contact: University Health Plans
One Batterymarch Park
Quincy MA 02169-7454
Local: 617.472.5324;
Out of area: 800.437.6448
www.universityhealthplans.com
Consolidated Health Plans
2077 Roosevelt Ave
Springfield MA 01104
Local: 413.733.4540
Out of area: 800.633.7867
www.chpstudent.com
CIGNA
PO Box 188061
Chattanooga, TN 37422-8061
Electronic Payor ID: 62308

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