Health Insurance Information - Medical & Podiatric Students

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

You have the following options for insurance:
Enroll in one (1) of three (3) University sponsored plans (Click here to Enroll)
Waive coverage by electing not to enroll in a University sponsored plan and provide certification of outside health insurance by completing a Certification of Outside Health Insurance form on TUPortal
Open Enrollment Period Coverage Effective Coverage Period Monthly Premium (Bill) Due
August - September September 1st, 2016 12 months 1st of the Month

Blue Cross Monthly Premiums
If you enroll in a Blue Cross plan, a monthly bill will be mailed directly to the address you provided during the enrollment process. You are responsible for paying this premium directly to Independence Blue Cross (IBC). Contact IBC at 1-888-516-8309 if you have any questions.

Health Insurance Requirement
You MUST either enroll in one of the University sponsored plans or complete a waiver form during the open the enrollment period. Failure to complete this requirement will result in an automatic enrollment in the University sponsored Basic Personal Choice plan and you will be responsible for the monthly premiums of $255.39 payable to Independence Blue Cross effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.

If you were enrolled in a plan last academic year, this policy automatically ended effective August 31, 2016. You MUST re-enroll via the Blue Cross portal each September in to continue your insurance.

If you lose your non-Temple University medical coverage for any reason, you MUST contact our office immediately to obtain coverage. For our contact information, click here.

Student Accident Insurance
All Medical and upper-class Podiatic students are automatically enrolled in a student accident insurance policy. For more information, click here.

Medical School Disability
All Medical students are automatically enrolled in a student disability insurance policy. For more information, click here.

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updated: 09/01/2016
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