Health Insurance at the University of the Arts

Health Insurance at UArts

The University of the Arts requires that all students carry health insurance either through their own insurance company or through a plan offered by Academic HealthPlans and billed through UArts.  Information detailing the Academic HealthPlans insurance coverage is available at  This plan would provide health coverage whether at school or not during the period from August 15, 2013 through August 14, 2014 at a cost of $1,053.00. The health insurance is administered through Independence Administrstors, independent licenses of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

 As you consider the Academic HealthPlans insurance option or your own, please keep in mind that you must have health coverage with a major medical plan.  Also, since costs of specialists, X-rays, laboratory work, ambulance service and emergency room visits are not covered by UArts Health Services or our partners at Jefferson Family Medicine Associates, it is essential that your health insurance policy cover these specific expenses. 

 In order to ensure health coverage for all students and expedite the process efficiently, the University implements its insurance coverage on an "opt out" basis.  In other words, the University's Academic HealthPlans option will automatically be charged on your bill if you are registered for six or more credits hours and do not inform us via the online health insurance information form that you have other coverage. All students, whether you have private health insurance or would like to enroll with Academic HealthPlans, are required to provide health insurance information via the University’s web site at The only way to remove the health insurance fee from your bill is to complete the online health insurance information form. All students without their own insurance will be enrolled in Academic HealthPlans automatically.                

If you have questions regarding health insurance coverage, please feel free to contact Health Services at 215-717-6652. Questions regarding the University billing process may be directed to the Financial Services at 215-717-6189.