Health Insurance at the University of the Arts

The University of the Arts requires that all matriculated students taking six or more credits carry health insurance either through their own insurance company or through a plan offered by Academic Health Plans and billed through UArts. Information detailing the Academic Health Plans insurance coverage through Independence Administrators, a division of Blue Cross/ Blue Shield is available at This plan would provide health coverage whether at school or at home (information about specific dates and coverage locations can be found online). 

As you consider the Academic Health Plans insurance option or your own, please keep in mind that 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. UArts Health Services partners with Jefferson Family Medicine Associates, a primary care office located a few blocks from the University.

In order to ensure health coverage for all students and expedite the process efficiently, the University requires that ALL matriculated students taking six or more credits go to to provide us with your insurance information.  The $1,418.00 charge for the 2015-2016 year associated with the University’s Academic Health Plans option will not be removed from your bill until you have submitted your current health insurance information online. Students wishing to take the University sponsored health insurance will not be covered until they opt in to the insurance plan at the above link. If you do nothing you will automatically be enrolled in the school health plan after drop/add on September 8, 2015

To view the AHP/Independence Administrators plan highlights please click here: AHP Plan Highlights

To view the full AHP brochure click here: AHP Brochure Fall 15/Spring 16

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.