PLEASE NOTE: All full-time students are automatically charged for health insurance on their tuition bill. As per university policy, all full time students must have health insurance. The 2021-2022 Student Health Insurance is provided by United Healthcare.
The rate for all full-time students is $2,300.00 annually.
To enroll or "waive/opt out" of health insurance; please log onto www.firststudent.com after July 6, 2020, and follow the prompts.
The United Healthcare site will not open until July 12, 2021. If a student "waives/opts out" of health insurance by entering their own health insurance information, a reversal will be seen on the tuition bill after 7-10 business days.
Select “Find Your School” drop-down box and scroll down to Arcadia University
When the Arcadia University page appears click on “Waive Your School’s Insurance” which is located on the left or click on "Enroll Now." If you are waiving, the Waiver page will appear. Click on the “Waive Now” icon.
You will be asked to enter your date of birth and student ID number (do not use leading zeros when entering your student ID number)
If you waive coverage, you must provide information about your current health plan. All of the information you need to complete your waiver appears on your insurance ID card.
If you proactively enroll now, you will receive an email with your ID card within 24 hours. If you wait to be automatically enrolled, you will not receive the email until late September.
Using any Health Insurance at Student Health Services
Arcadia Student Health Services (SHS) does NOT bill health insurance for appointments with the exception of labwork. SHS does require a copy of the student insurance card in order to efficiently process requests for lab work, pharmacy, or in case of emergency.
Students who come to SHS will NOT have to pay co-pay/visit fee; SHS cannot bill insurance companies to be seen in the office.
Students MAY be charged for any in-office tests, immunizations, and medications they are given. Students may have medications sent to a pharmacy, rather than purchasing it from SHS.
The only procedures that will be processed though the student's health insurance is lab work.
Students are charged the day of service, and can pay by check, cash, or bill to their student account. They are then responsible to submitting claim forms to their individual insurance companies for reimbursement.
Common Insurance FAQs
When will I receive information about the student health insurance?
A postcard will be mailed to your home address in April.
Where do I go to waive the student health insurance through United Healthcare because I already have coverage?