Student insurance VOLUNTARY plan

Voluntary Plan 

 

New Fall 2016 and annual (2016-17) enrollment period starts in July. Watch this space for information.  Preliminary information and premiums for 2016-17.

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.

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.

Visiting Scholars who are enrolled in the Voluntary Plan as of July 31, 2015 may be eligible to enroll for plan year 2015-16. Contact UGA Human Resources at 706-542-2222 or gshiplan@uga.edu for more information.

Links to 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 or search for participating providers.

View the prescription drug list effective July 1, 2015.

View a summary of prescription drug changes effective July 1, 2015.

 

Compliance statement regarding the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Enroll

bullet  Visit the United Healthcare enrollment site. Select the "Enroll Now" link on the top right of the page to enroll. 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.  Create your My Account at www.uhcsr.com/univofga

Voluntary plan premiums

 

 

2015-16 United Healthcare Student Resources
Voluntary Student Health Insurance Plan Premiums
  Fall 2015
Coverage
8/1/2015 - 12/31/2015
Spring/summer 2016
Coverage
1/1/2016 - 7/31/2016
Annual
Coverage
8/1/2015 - 7/31/2016

Summer-only 2016
(5/1/2016 - 7/31/2016)

Student $847 $1,178 $2,025 $509
Spouse $847 $1,178 $2,025 $509
One child $847 $1,178 $2,025 $509
2+ children $1,694 $2,356 $4,050 $1,018
Spouse and
2+ children
$2,541 $3,534 $6,075 $1,527

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 06.22.2016