Student Health Insurance Plan
Each year, all students are automatically billed the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) premium charge by the Controller's Office. If you have any questions regarding SHIP billing, please contact Mark Pierfy (email@example.com).
Students must complete a waiver on the First Student site by August 1, 2020 to have the SHIP charge removed. First-Year students should submit their waivers by July 6, 2020 to have the SHIP charge removed prior to tuition bills being issued. It takes 5 business days to see the charge removed from your tuition bill. International students are automatically enrolled in SHIP and may not waive their coverage. Several email reminders are sent directly from FirstRisk (SHIP) to each student to enroll or waive.
The option to enroll or waive SHIP will be available on the First Student site by June 5, 2020. Only new incoming students for the Spring semester are eligible to enroll in Spring/Summer coverage.
All students are required to have personal medical insurance and must provide proof of insurance via the HaverHealth portal. The College suggests purchasing the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if you have a high deductible, HMO, or out of state insurance plan that does not work well in the Philadelphia area. If purchasing the SHIP, please download your Insurance ID card and upload (both sides) to the HaverHealth portal.
About the Student Health Insurance Plan
SHIP is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the United HealthCare Student Resources. For more information on the SHIP and its benefits please visit the firststudent.com. If you have questions, please contact First Risk Advisor's Customer Service at (800) 505-4160 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Health Services at (610) 896-1089. All insurance calls will be answered within 48 hours.
- Policy Period: 8/1/20 to 7/31/21
- Premium: $1,610.00
- Deadline to Enroll/Waive: August 1, 2020
Students who do not complete a waiver by August 1, 2020 will be expected to pay the insurance premium.
The First Student Site provides all of the tools you need to manage your student health insurance plan. You can enroll, set up your account, check your claim status, file medical claims, review the details of your plan or simply educate yourself on the basics of health insurance.
SHIP PDF Downloads
Change of Insurance
Eligible students who lose their current coverage through no fault of their own are eligible to enroll as a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) within 30 days after losing their coverage. Email customerservice @ firstriskadvisors.com for more details about enrolling as a QLE.
Submit Insurance Card
Log into the HaverHealth Portal and submit a copy of your insurance card (both sides) or SHIP. Bring your card to Health Services when seeing a member of our staff.
U.S. citizens who have insurance may waive SHIP and have the charge removed from their bill.
The College insurance plan does not cover eye exams for glasses or contacts. If you need an eye exam, try these locations: