Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Jefferson/East Falls campus offers a comprehensive and affordable health insurance policy for students in programs requiring coverage, and is available to all part-time undergraduate and graduate students taking enough credits. The University's program offers a competitive rate and we highly recommend checking the University plan against your current costs before waiving the coverage or going with alternative coverage.

 

University medical insurance is available to:

  • Part-time undergraduate students enrolled in at least six credits
  • Part-time graduate students enrolled in at least three credit

 

Medical insurance coverage  is required for:

  • All full-time day undergraduate students
  • Graduate students in health sciences programs within the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts
  • Accelerated students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program
  • All international students

Students in the aforementioned programs will be billed automatically for the annual University policy.

 

2018-2019 Plan Information

The student health insurance plan for 2018-2019 is available through United Healthcare. To view plan details, visit 

http://www.firststudent.com/school_detail/waive-your-schools-insurance-thomas-jefferson-university-philadelphia-university/

 

International Students

International Students who are interested in waiving University health coverage should check whether a private international health insurance policy is acceptable in the United States, and must meet the requirements outlined by Health Services. Any questions can be reviewed with the director of Student Health Services located in Scholler Hall. The director of Health Services will determine if the student's insurance is adequate for coverage in the United States.

 

To Waive the University policy, the online waiver must be completed by September 21st, 2018

To waive or enroll in the University-sponsored health and accident plan, please visit:  

http://www.firststudent.com/school_detail/waive-your-schools-insurance-thomas-jefferson-university-philadelphia-university/

Students who are required to have medical insurance will automatically be enrolled if coverage is not waived prior to the deadline, September 21st, 2018. For those students who want to opt in to the University plan, you must download the enrollment form and must be received by September 21st, 2018.

All questions in regards to health insurance can be e-mailed to healthwaiver@philau.edu

 

Needlestick  Policy

Graduate students in Physician's Assistant and Midwifery program will be automatically enrolled in the Needlestick Policy. The University partners with Academic Health Plan for this policy. It provides insurance coverage should a student be exposed to blood borne pathogens. The annual policy is billed in the fall semester. If the student has health coverage to cover needle stick, the coverage may be waived via WebAdvisor.

Other graduate students in the health sciences programs within the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts and accelerated students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program may opt to purchase this coverage by opting into the coverage via WebAdvisor.

 

Rates

 

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. 

Students who graduate in the Fall semester will be responsible for the other half of their health insurance charges applied in the Spring as the insurance is an annual policy. 

2018- 2019 Academic Year

Rate

Waiver Deadline

PA Summer Start (07/16/18 - 08/13/19)

$5,199

September 21, 2018

Undergradate & Evening Student Annual Premium 
(08/14/18 - 08/13/19

$2,549

September 21, 2018

Graduate Students Annual Premium (08/14/18 - 08/13/19)

$4,830

September 21,2018

Needle stick Annual Premium (billed only in the Fall semester)

$85

September 21, 2018