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Graduate Assistants - University Health Plan (UHP)

Saint Louis University requires all full-time Graduate/Professional Students to have basic health insurance.  If a student already has other insurance coverage in effect, then coverage under the University Health Plan (UHP) may be waived.  Waivers submitted in the Fall are applicable to the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Full-time Graduate/Professional students that do not waive UHP coverage must enroll.  Charges for UHP coverage will be billed on one's student account.  Within Fall and Spring semesters, full-time students that neither waive nor enroll by the end of the an Open Enrollment Period will be automatically enrolled and charged for UHP coverage.  

Distance learners as well as Continuing Education and School for Professional Studies students are excluded from the health insurance requirement.  Study Abroad students are required to enroll in either the International Insurance Plan or Sanitas Plan provided through Saint Louis University.

Student-athletes participating in NCAA sports should contact the Department of Athletics to confirm if summer coverage is required for their sport.  

     UHP Charges By Semester - For Reference

Enrollment/Changes to Plan Elections:  Please see Graduate/Professional Students page for on-line enrollment tools.

Waiver Instructions: Please see Graduate/Professional Students page for access to on-line waiver tools.

Open Enrollment: Enrollment may be completed in advance of Open Enrollment Periods based on the availability of on-line enrollment screens.  Upcoming Open Enrollment Periods for Graduate Assistants include: 

     Fall 2016:           Aug 15 - Sep 30  Effective date:  Aug 15  

     Spring 2017:     Jan 1 - Feb 14      Effective date:  Jan 1     (for those that did not waive in the Fall or make a Spring election)

     Summer 2017:  May 21 - Jun 30   Effective date:  May 21  (for those that did not waive in the Fall or make a Summer election) 

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 life event, the enrollment or plan election changes may not be made until the next Open Enrollment Period.  To enroll in UHP during a Special Enrollment Period, please contact the UHP Office.

Effective (start) dates for enrollments requested within a Special Enrollment Period are based on the actual date of the QLE.

Continuation Coverage: Continuation coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under the plan, can become available when UHP coverage would otherwise end due to a qualifying event.   

Possible alternatives to Continuation Coverage include commercial health insurance plans and coverage sponsored by the Saint Louis University Alumni Association and made 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 the health coverage opportunities. Click on the link below for details:

Additional Assistance:  For additional assistance with enrollment, contact the UHP Office at (314) 977-5666. The fax number for the UHP Office is (314) 977-5667.

Page Updated: 01/17/17

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