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Rowan University’s Student Health Insurance Policy
Updated August 14th, 2013
All matriculated students are required to have health insurance as a condition of full time enrollment at Rowan University for the 2013-2014 academic year. However, the New Jersey State law has recently changed. Senate Bill No. 2291, signed into law on July 5, 2013 as P.L.2013, c.78, eliminated the State’s statutory requirement that all full-time students at public and private institutions of higher education in New Jersey have health insurance coverage. The law still requires all universities to offer health insurance coverage to full-time students.
In order to comply with this requirement and to provide students with high quality but low cost insurance, Rowan University, in association with many state universities, continues to offer a health insurance plan through United Healthcare. This insurance plan is a “hard-waiver” plan, which means that all students who do not already have insurance coverage are required to purchase the insurance. If students do not present evidence of health insurance before the September 1st, the cost for insurance through United Healthcare will be automatically added to the term bill for all full-time students.
For this academic year, all available options were carefully assessed and it was concluded that a “hard-waiver” plan was the best choice for our students. All available options will continue to be reviewed, including the status of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on available health insurance.
To enroll in the Rowan University health insurance plan, visit www.firststudent.com and follow the instructions. To waive the Rowan University health insurance plan, visit the Health Insurance tab on the Bursar's Office website and follow the instructions.
For further information, including information about coverage terms, choosing a doctor, temporary insurance cards, online enrollment for dependents and part time students, please access http://www.firststudent.com/.
All matriculated students enrolled in classes at Rowan University may receive services at the Student Health Center, regardless of insurance provider or insurance status.