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Student Health Insurance Policy Guidelines

 

All students required to have health insurance will need to either waive or confirm enrollment in the Lehigh Student Health Insurance Program.  The following tables summarize which students are eligible and/or required to have Health Insurance.

 

Undergraduate Students

  # OF CREDITS REGISTERED IN
FALL SEMESTER
REQUIRED TO HAVE INSURANCE ABILITY TO WAIVE STUDENT INSURANCE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN LEHIGH STUDENT INSURANCE
UG INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ON F-1 OR J-1 VISA 1 or more Yes

No (**) See below 
for exceptions

Yes
UG STUDENT IN DEGREE PROGRAM (*) 1-4 No N/A No
UG STUDENT IN DEGREE PROGRAM (*) 5 or more Yes Yes Yes
UG STUDENT IN NON-DEGREE PROGRAM (*) 1 - 11 No N/A No
UG STUDENT IN NON-DEGREE PROGRAM (*) 12 or more Yes Yes Yes

 

Graduate Students

  # OF CREDITS REGISTERED  REQUIRED TO HAVE INSURANCE ABILITY TO WAIVE STUDENT INSURANCE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN LEHIGH STUDENT INSURANCE
GRAD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ON F-1 OR J-1 VISA 1 or more Yes No (**) See below 
for exceptions
Yes
GRAD STUDENT IN DEGREE PROGRAM ON-CAMPUS(*) 9 or more Yes Yes Yes
GRAD STUDENT WITH CERTIFIED FULL-TIME STATUS (*) (***) 1 - 8 Yes Yes Yes
Grad student without certified full-time status (*) 1 - 8 No N/A No
GRAD STUDENT IN DISTANCE ED PROGRAM  1 or more No N/A No
GRAD STUDENT IN NON-DEGREE PROGRAM (*) 1 or more No N/A No

(*) International students on F-1 or J-1 Visa are required to have health insurance regardless of program or number of credits registered.

(**) International students covered under a family member’s U.S. plan or a foreign government insurance plan can contact the Office of International Affairs 610.758.4859 to verify if they qualify to waive Lehigh’s plan

(***) RAS will start processing requests for full-time certification for the Fall Semester on August 1 and for Spring Semester on January 2.

 

 

For complete details on the Student Health Insurance plan, including complete eligibility requirements, effective dates and costs, enrollment periods, and the schedule of benefits,  see the Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan information available from University Health Plans.

 

 

Students attending the Fall Term:

Students who are required by University policy to have health insurance are automatically charged for the Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan at the start of Fall term.  

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

 

Students attending the Spring Term:

New or readmitted students who enter Lehigh University in the Spring term are NOT automatically enrolled in the Lehigh Student Health Insurance Plan, but are still required to have health insurance.  If you meet eligibility requirements and have comparable coverage from a domestic insurance company with claims paid in the United States, you may choose to not purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan.  However, if you are eligible and do not have health insurance,  you are required to enroll in the Lehigh Student Health Insurance Plan and should email the Bursar's office (bursar@lehigh.edu) by the published deadline to request spring coverage.

 

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