Health Insurance at the University of the Arts
As part of its commitment to the health of the University community, the University of the Arts requires that all students maintain a health insurance plan.
The University offers affordable and comprehensive insurance through Academic HealthPlans. In order to ensure health coverage for all students and expedite the process efficiently, the University has implemented this coverage on an "opt out" basis. That is, fees for the Academic HealthPlans option will automatically be charged to your bill unless you provide proof of alternative coverage.
All students are required to maintain health insurance, either their own or the University sponsored Academic HealthPlans insurance. All registered undergraduate students and graduate students taking six (6) or more credit hours are required to complete the health insurance waiver. The only way to remove the health insurance fee from your bill is to complete the online health insurance form.
Information detailing the Academic HealthPlans insurance coverage is available at ahpcare.com/uarts. This plan would provide health coverage whether at school or not during the period from August 15, 2012 through August 14, 2013 at a cost of $911.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, benefits are provided through Independence Administrators, part of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield network. Some highlights of the plan include:
- A $10 copay for primary care doctor visits
- There is no maximum benefit amount for tests, procedures or prescription medication.
- MRI's and CAT scans are covered with a $30 copay.
- After a $100 deductable and copays, the maximum out of pocket expense is $2000.
For a full list, please download the complete schedule of benefits;
Considering the high cost of health insurance, we believe the benefits provided for this academic year are substantial and will serve most University of the Arts students well.
As you consider the Academic HealthPlans insurance option or your own, please keep in mind that you must have 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.
If you have questions regarding health insurance coverage, please feel free to contact Health Services at 215-717-6230. Questions regarding the University billing process may be directed to the Financial Services at 215-717-6189.