Health Insurance Information - Medical & Podiatric Students

The University requires you to have health insurance while attending Temple University.

Health Insurance Requirement for New and Returning Students:

Enroll in one of the University sponsored plans or purchase outside coverage each September during the open enrollment period.
If outside coverage is purchased you must complete a Certification of Outside coverage form via TUportal during the open enrollment period.
If you were enrolled in a University sponsored plan last academic year, this policy will automatically end effective August 31, 2018. You must re-enroll in order to continue coverage. 
Open Enrollment Period Coverage Effective Coverage Period Monthly Premium (Bill) Due
August - September September 1st, 2018 12 months 1st of the Month
Enroll in one of the University sponsored plans via the Blue Cross portal
Plan options and premium rates are available on the student health insurance website and the Blue Cross portal

Waive/Purchased Outside Coverage:

Complete a Certification of Outside Coverage form via the TUportal
TUportal - Home Tab
  2. Next Steps Channel - Things you need to do
  3. Waive or Enroll in Health Insurance
  To Waive the University's student health insurance plan, complete the Certification of Health Insurance form on the TUportal.
  To Enroll in a health plan, you MUST also go to the Blue Cross portal to enroll in a student health insurance plan. Otherwise you will not be enrolled in a plan.

Blue Cross Monthly Premiums:

Monthly bills will be issued to the address you provide during the enrollment process
You are responsible for paying the premium directly to Blue Cross

Loss of Coverage:

If you lose your outside coverage for any reason you must contact the Benefits office immediately to enroll in a plan

Student Accident Insurance:

All Medical and upper-class Podiatric students are automatically enrolled in a student accident insurance policy.

Medical School Disability Insurance:

All Medical Students are automatically enrolled in a student disability insurance policy


Contact Marketa Abney at 215-926-2279 (7-2279)
E-mail at
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updated: 07/31/2018
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