Saint Louis University

Medical Residents - University Health Plan (UHP)

Coverage under the University Health Plan (UHP) is available to Saint Louis University School of Medicine Residents, Sub-specialty Residents and Fellows.

Enrollment/Changes to Plan Elections:  Eligible Residents, Sub-specialty Residents and Fellows and their dependent(s) must enroll or request changes to plan elections (i.e. drop coverage) during program orientation, during an Open Enrollment Period or during a Special Enrollment Period. Once enrolled, coverage will remain in effect until June 30th of one's program completion year or until one becomes ineligible for the plan.

Open Enrollment:  Upcoming Open Enrollment Periods for Residents, Sub-specialty Residents and Fellows include:

                         Summer 2015:          May 18, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015          Effective Date: May 18

                         Fall 2015:                   Aug 15, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015         Effective Date: Aug 15

                         Spring 2016:              Jan 1, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016             Effective Date: Jan 1   

Special Enrollment Periods: Special Enrollment Periods are provided when a qualifying life event (QLE) occurs (i.e. loss of other coverage, or acquiring new dependents through marriage, birth, or adoption).  If enrollment or plan election changes are not completed within 31 days of the qualifying event, the enrollment or plan election changes may not be made until the next Open Enrollment Period.

New Residents, Sub-specialty Residents and Fellows will be provided an opportunity to enroll during their program orientation. 

Current Residents and Fellows should contact the UHP Office for enrollment assistance during Special Enrollment Periods.  UHP Office is located in the School of Medicine, Caroline Building, Room C119.  UHP Office phone number is (314) 977-5666.

 Continuation of Coverage:  COBRA continuation coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under the plan, can become available to Residents, Sub-specialty Residents and Fellows when UHP coverage would otherwise end because of a qualifying event. Qualifying events include, but are not limited to, voluntary or involuntary termination of employment/contract for any reason other than the assistant's gross misconduct. COBRA election forms and rate information are mailed by the Saint Louis University Benefits Office upon contract termination.

Additional Assistance:  For assistance with enrollment or plan election changes, School of Medicine Residents, Sub-specialty Residents and Fellows should contact the UHP Office at (314) 977-5666.  The fax number for the UHP Office is (314) 977-5667.

For questions or concerns related to Medical Resident COBRA enrollment contact Saint Louis University Benefits at (314) 977-2279.

For questions or concerns related to Medical Resident COBRA billing contact Sax Benefits Group at (314) 822-6100.

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