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Lehigh University Student Health Insurance

Fall Term: Health Insurance for Graduate Students

Graduate students who are required by University policy to have health insurance are automatically enrolled in 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.   

 

Spring Term: Health Insurance for Graduate Students

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 eligibilty 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 by completing the Enrollment Form in the Bursar's Office by the published deadline.  

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

 

A brief summary is provided below:

Eligibility:

Graduate students enrolled in a degree seeking on-campus based program and registered for nine (9) or more credits, and graduate students registered for dissertation credits are required to have health insurance and are eligible to enroll in the Lehigh University StudentHealth Insurance Plan.   

Note: Students must actively attend classes for at least 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased to remain eligible for coverage. Courses offered through a Distance Education program do not fulfill the Eligibility requirement.  

Graduate students who are eligible and required to have health insurance are required to select one of the two following options:

 

Waive the insurance offered by Lehigh

Students who have comparable coverage from 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 an online 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.  

Confirm enrollment in the Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan 
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 online Enrollment Form. This will activate your policy earlier enabling you to obtain prescriptions and medical services sooner. 

Click here to waive or enroll on UHP's website.  

 

All Lehigh International students on an F-1 or J-1 visa regardless of number of registered credits are required to enroll in the Lehigh Student Health Insurance Plan unless you already have health insurance coverage under a family member’s U.S. plan or a foreign government insurance plan.  

Confirm enrollment in the Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan 

Click here enroll on UHP's website.  

If you are covered under a family member's U.S. plan or foreign government insurance plan, contact Lehigh's Office of International Students & Scholars (610) 758-4859 to verify if you qualify to waive the Lehigh Student Insurance Plan.

 

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.

 

Voluntary Enrollment in the Plan

Graduate students obtaining Certified Full-time status prior to the insurance enrollment deadline are eligible to voluntarily enroll in the Lehigh Student Insurance Plan by completing an enrollment form and submitting payment for the premium to the Bursar’s Office prior to the enrollment deadline. 

 

Graduate students receiving assistantship or fellowship payments through the University have the option of paying for health insurance with payroll deductions using the Student Health Insurance Payroll Deduction Form.  Forms can be found at http://financeadmin.lehigh.edu/content/payroll-forms

Coverage dates

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

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