Health Insurance Policy

Health Insurance Requirement

PLEASE NOTE: All full-time students are automatically charged for health insurance on their tuition bill. All full time students must have health insurance. The 2018-2019 Student Health Insurance is provided by United Healthcare. The rate for all full-time undergraduate students is $1,699.00 annually. The rate for all full-time graduate students is $2,317.00 To enroll or "waive/opt out" of health insurance; please log onto www.firststudent.com after July 1, 2018, and follow the prompts. The United Healthcare site will not open until July 1, 2018. 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. Questions? Call 1-800-346-4075, ext. 1452.

To waive or enroll in student health insurance through United Healthcare, please go to www.firststudent.com. You must be a deposited student in order to have access to the website. 

  1. Go to www.firststudent.com
  2. Select “Find Your School” drop-down box and scroll down to Arcadia University
  3. 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.
  4. You will be asked to enter your date of birth and student ID number (do not use the letter “P” when entering your student ID number)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Questions? Please contact  RCM&D at 1-800-346-4075 ext. 1452 or at www.rcmd.com. Insurance questions "will not" be answered by Student Health Services.

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Check Your Coverage

It is always a good idea to take the time to understand the insurance coverage that one has. Special attention should be paid to whether it is an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) or PPO (Preferred Provider Organization), because these types of plans may require one to see a designated provider, or may have deductibles that must be met if providers outside of their network are used. Also, some plans cover only specific geographic areas. If the student is not from the local Philadelphia area, it is best to check with the insurance company as to how its coverage will work while the individual is away at school.

Whenever possible, the student should have their own copy of insurance cards. It is beneficial to the student to know what the co-pays are on medical insurance and prescription plans.

Prescription Plans

If a student has a prescription plan, it is recommended that they submit a copy of both sides of their card with their health record. The student should also know if the prescription plan is contracted with specific pharmacies or whether any pharmacy can be used. In the event that medication needs to be ordered for the student, having this information will expedite the process at a time when the student may not feel well enough to take care of it.

Arcadia University has a relationship with Wesley Pharmacy, 108-110 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038. They will deliver prescriptions to Student Health Services free of charge. Their phone number is 215-887-4577 and their Fax number is 215-887-4505. Students can have their doctor's office fax directly to Wesley. Students must notify Wesley that they are a new customer to be entered into Wesley's database.

About Our Services

Arcadia University Student Health Services, in most instances, does not charge for visits, and also stocks many prescription and over-the counter medications at costs lower than most co-pays.

Student Health Services is not an HMO or PPO provider.

Student Health Services cannot bill insurance companies.

Students are billed directly, and can pay by check, cash or bill their student account. They are then responsible for submitting claim forms to their individual insurance companies for reimbursement.