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, evidence of other coverage in effect must be submitted. Complete waiver submissions are only applicable for the academic year in which they are submitted. Students that do not complete the waiver submission process may be automatically enrolled and charged for UHP coverage. Once finalized, details regarding the academic year 15/16 waiver process will be presented on this page.
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 finalized, details regarding the academic year 15/16 enrollment process will be presented on this page.
Special Enrollment Periods: 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.
Open Enrollment: Upcoming Open Enrollment Periods for Medical Students include:
Fall 2015: May 1, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Spring 2016: Jan 1, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016
Continuation of Coverage: When student UHP eligibility would otherwise end due to events such as graduation, leave of absence, or 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: 03/24/15