Medical Students - University Health Plan (UHP)
Saint Louis University requires Medical Students to have basic health insurance. If a student already has other health insurance coverage in effect, then coverage under the University Health Plan (UHP) may be waived. If a student does not have other (non-UHP) coverage, they must enroll in the UHP. Charges for UHP coverage will be billed on one's student account.
Waiver Instructions: To waive UHP coverage, a completed Health Insurance Waiver Form must be submitted along with evidence of other coverage in effect (a front and back copy of a current insurance card or a letter of verification from current plan). Evidence of other coverage must specifically list your name and a policy number. Completed Health Insurance Waiver Forms and evidence of other coverage documents are only applicable to the academic year in which they are submitted. Students that do not submit a Health Insurance Waiver Form and evidence of other coverage will be charged for UHP coverage.
Medical Students must submit Health Insurance Waiver Forms and evidence of other coverage to UHP Office located in the School of Medicine, Caroline Building, Room C119. The fax number for the UHP Office is 314-977-5667.
Enrollment/Changes to Plan Elections: Eligible Medical Students and their dependent(s) may enroll or request changes to plan elections (i.e. drop/waive coverage) during initial program orientation, an Open Enrollment Period or a Special Enrollment Period. Once enrolled, coverage will remain in effect until June 30th of one's graduating year, until one waives coverage or until one becomes ineligible for the plan.
Special Enrollment Periods are provided when a qualifying event 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.
To enroll, Medical Students must submit a completed Enrollment Application Form to the UHP Office located in the School of Medicine, Caroline Building, Room C119. The fax number for the UHP Office is 314-977-5667.
Open Enrollment: Enrollment forms may be submitted in advance of Open Enrollment Periods. Upcoming Open Enrollment Periods for Medical Students include:
Fall 2012: Aug 15, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012
Spring 2013: Jan 01, 2013 - Feb 14, 2013
Summer 2013: May 19, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
Continuation of Coverage: When student UHP eligibility would otherwise end due to events such as graduation or approval of withdrawal, Student Continuation Coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under the plan, can become available. The length of Student Continuation Coverage shall not exceed six months from the date a covered individual no longer meets eligibility requirements. All documentation and payments related to Student Continuation Coverage must be directed to the UHP Office. See the election form below for important details, requirements and rates:
Possible alternatives to continuing UHP coverage include commercial health insurance plans and coverage sponsored by the Saint Louis University Alumni Association. Coverage through the Alumni Association's program is available to Saint Louis University graduates. Click on the link below for details:
Saint Louis University Alumni Association Insurance Plans
Recent health insurance reform legislation is designed to expand health coverage opportunities. Click on the link below for details:
Additional Assistance: For additional assistance with issues related to Medical Student enrollment or waivers contact the UHP Office at 314-977-5666. The fax number for the UHP Office is 314-977-5667.
Page Updated: 11/08/12