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Insurance Plan Brochure Schedule of Benefits
Qualifying Event Eligibility
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Health & Accident Coverage is voluntary for Graduate students. Participation in the Health & Accident Coverage for Graduate students is voluntary.  However, Lehigh students with a current visa status of J-1 are required by federal law to have injury and sickness insurance and must provide proof of insurance to Lehigh’s Office of International Students. Graduate students receiving assistantship or fellowship payments through the University have the option of paying for health insurance with payroll deductions.  Forms can be found at http://financeadmin.lehigh.edu/content/payroll-forms. If you choose to enroll in the insurance policy, please complete an application available in the Bursar’s Office or online at www.universityhealthplans.com and submit the application along with payment or payroll deduction authorization to the Bursar’s Office. Deadline to enroll is September 9thfor the Annual plan and February 6 for the Spring Plan.  Eligible indiviudals may enroll after the enrollment deadlines only in the case of an eligible Qualifying Event

Coverage dates

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


All students 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.

​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. 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 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 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
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Please contact: University Health Plans
One Batterymarch Park
Quincy MA 02169-7454
Local: 617.472.5324;
Out of area: 800.437.6448
Consolidated Health Plans
2077 Roosevelt Ave
Springfield MA 01104
Local: 413.733.4540
Out of area: 800.633.7867
1000 Great West Drive
Kennett, MO 63857-3749

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