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Student insurance VOLUNTARY plan

The enrollment period for annual coverage (August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018) is from July 21 - September 15, 2017.
The enrollment period for fall only coverage (August 1 - December 31, 2017) is from July 21 - September 15, 2017.


The Voluntary Student Health Insurance Plan is with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents student health program administered by United Healthcare Student Resources. It is an accident and sickness insurance policy that provides coverage worldwide. It includes diagnosis and treatment of illness, injury, or medical conditions, along with preventive care benefits. Benefits include physician, hospital, surgical, pharmacy, behavioral health services (i.e., mental health / substance abuse), as well as legally-mandated benefits.

Students must utilize the University Health Center for care or to obtain a referral when needed (please refer to the student health insurance plan brochure for referral requirements and exceptions). Students eligible to waive the UGA Health Center fee should be aware that the plan does not cover services/charges normally covered by the UGA Health Center fee. Students who waive the UGA Health Center fee must still utilize the Health Center for care per the plan requirements (see the brochure regarding referral requirements and exceptions),  but the student will be responsible for paying the charges normally covered by the Health Center fee.

Coverage under this plan cannot be ended early.

Who is eligible for the Voluntary plan:

UGA students who are not required to have health insurance through the UGA Mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan may voluntarily purchase the Voluntary plan if they are enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per term and are enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Graduate and professional students who are not required to have health insurance through the UGA Mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan may voluntarily purchase the Voluntary plan if they are enrolled in a minimum of three (3) credit hours per term and are enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Please review the plan brochure for complete details about eligibility.

Individuals with Optional Practical Training (OPT) approval, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Adjuncts are eligible to purchase the Voluntary Student Health Insurance Plan.  These individuals should contact UGA Human Resources at gshiplan@uga.edu or 706-542-2222 to request an enrollment form.

Plan information:

Be sure to read your policy brochure to find information about benefits and the use of the University Health Center and any referral requirements to other doctors. 

Visit the United Healthcare site to view the plan brochure, prescription drug list, or search for participating providers.

 Enroll

bullet  Visit the United Healthcare enrollment site.

  1. Select the 2017-18 policy year
  2. Find the policy you're interested in (be sure to choose between "domestic" or "international") and select "Explore Policy"
  3. Select "Enroll Now" in the bottom right corner of the page

Premiums are paid directly to United Healthcare Student Resources at the time of enrollment.

Students may also purchase health insurance coverage for their spouses and eligible children under age 26 for an additional premium.

Insurance ID cards can be accessed through your My Account:  www.uhcsr.com/univofga

Voluntary plan premiums

You must pay the full premium for the coverage period elected at the time you enroll.

2017-18 United Healthcare Student Resources
Voluntary Student Health Insurance plan premiums
  Fall 2017
Coverage
8/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
Spring/summer 2018
Coverage
1/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
Annual
Coverage
8/1/2017 - 7/31/2018

Summer-only 2018
5/1/2018 - 7/31/2018

Student $947 $1,311 $2,258 $569
Spouse $947 $1,311 $2,258 $569
One child $947 $1,311 $2,258 $569
2+ children $1,894 $2,622 $4,516 $1,138
Spouse and
2+ children
$2,841 $3,933 $6,774 $1,707

 

*Add the above premiums together to determine the total premium for the appropriate desired student and dependent coverage.  For example, the total annual premium due for coverage for a student ($2,258), a spouse ($2,258) and one child ($2,258) is $6,774. Dependents cannot be covered unless the student is covered.

 bullet Questions about student health insurance may be directed to gshiplan@uga.edu or 706-542-2222. Questions concerning plan benefits or claims may be directed to United Healthcare Student Resources Customer Service at 866-403-8267.

 

Revised 7.20.17