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:

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Enroll in one of the University sponsored plans or purchase outside coverage each September during the open enrollment period.
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If outside coverage is purchased you must complete a Certification of Outside coverage form via TUportal during the open enrollment period.
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If you were enrolled in a University sponsored plan last academic year, this policy will automatically end effective August 31, 2017.  You must re-enroll in order to continue coverage. 
Open Enrollment Period Coverage Effective Coverage Period Monthly Premium (Bill) Due
August - September September 1st, 2017 12 months 1st of the Month

Failure to complete the Health Insurance Requirement during the open enrollment period:

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You will be automatically enrolled in the University sponsored Personal Choice plan with an effective date of September 1, 2017 and will be responsible for the monthly premiums of $319.24 payable directly to Blue Cross for the period of September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018. 
Enroll:
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Enroll in one of the University sponsored plans via the Blue Cross portal
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Plan options and premium rates are available on the student health insurance website and the Blue Cross portal

Waive/Purchased Outside Coverage:

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Complete a Certification of Outside Coverage form via the TUportal

Blue Cross Monthly Premiums:

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

Loss of Coverage:

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

Student Accident Insurance:

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

Medical School Disability Insurance:

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

Questions:

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Contact Market Abney at 215-926-2279 (7-2279) or Amber Alston at 215-926-2284 (7-2284)
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E-mail at studentinsurance@temple.edu
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updated: 08/18/2017
 
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