Health Insurance at the University of the Arts
To complete the required online insurance form please copy the following link into your browser:
The University of the Arts requires that all full-time, matriculated students taking six or more credits carry health insurance either through their own insurance company or the school-based plan.
The school-based insurance company is Independence Administrators, which is a subsidiary of BlueCross/BlueShield.
Fall 2016: The cost of the 2016-2017 plan is $1,444.00 and coverage begins August 15th, 2016 and lasts until August 14th, 2017. To avoid a lapse in coverage students must opt-into the school plan (link above) by August 1st, 2016. Failure to opt-in by this date may result in a lapse of coverage and costs cannot be pro-rated. See bottom of the page for more details on the school plan.
Spring 2017: The cost for Spring 2017 is $894. The coverage period is from 1/1/17-8/14/17. Students wishing to enroll for Spring should do so by 12/15/16 to ensure full coverage. Due to processing dates (approxamitely two weeks) and the holiday schedule, students who enroll after 12/15 may not be covered beginning 1/1/17.
THE HEALTH INSURANCE FEE IS AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED ON EVERY STUDENT'S TUITION BILL.
TO REMOVE THE FEE: You will need to complete the insurance process at myuarts.uarts.edu/ahpins. The sooner you complete the insurance process, the sooner the fee will be removed from your bill but note that after 1/30/2017 (for Spring) we absolutely cannot make any changes to insurance information/billing. Please complete the insurance process before then, preferably as soon as possible.
IF YOU ARE ENROLLING IN THE SCHOOL INSURANCE: While the fee is automatically included on the tuition bill, it does not mean immediate enrollment in the school plan. You must visit myuarts.uarts.edu/ahpins by August 1st and opt-in to the school insurance in order to receive full coverage. We advise completing this process as soon as possible.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE THE ONLINE INSURANCE FORM BY 1/30/2017 (for Spring): Will be automatically enrolled in the school plan, with no exceptions or refunds. Rates will not be pro-rated to reflect the shortened coverage that will result by waiting until the final deadline.
To avoid any issues or lapses in coverage, we strongly advise students to complete the insurance process at myuarts.uarts.edu/ahpins no later than 12/15/16 (for Spring).
Health Insurance Necessity at UArts:
The University of the Arts requires that all matriculated students taking six or more credits carry health insurance (either their own, or the school-based plan). You must have health insurance with major medical coverage. It is essential that your health insurance policy cover the costs of specialists, radiology, laboratory work, hospitalization, ambulance service and emergency room visits, to name a few.
School-based Health Insurance Plan:
The school-based insurance company is Independence Administrators, which is a subsidiary of BlueCross/BlueShield. Health Services works with a company by the name of Academic Health Plans (AHP) to facilitate the enrollment and coverage of students into the school-based plan. For that reason, students may have contact with AHP.
Cost: The 2016-17 cost for the school-based insurance plan is $1,444. Spring 2017 rates are $894.
Coverage Dates: Students who opt-in at myuarts.uarts.edu/ahpins by 12/15/16 will be covered from 1/1/17-8/14/17. Failure to opt-in by 12/15 will result in a lapse of coverage and cost cannot be pro-rated.
To view the Independence Administrators plan highlights, please click here: Plan Highlights 2016-2017
To view the full Independence Administrators brochure, click here: AHP Brochure Fall 16/Spring 17
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 Student Financial Services at 215-717-6170.