Bryn Mawr College requires all graduate students to have adequate health care coverage during their time enrolled as a student. The College offers a student health insurance plan through UnitedHealthcare specifically designed for Bryn Mawr graduate students to meet this need. Students who currently have insurance coverage and do not intend to use the Bryn Mawr insurance plan will be required to waive out of this plan by the waiver date of August 31, 2020. Those without coverage will be able to enroll or will automatically be enrolled at the end of the waiver period.
The plan is effective from August 31, 2020 through July 31, 2021. To review plan details including coverage, copays, and deductibles please visit www.firststudent.com and navigate to certificates, flyers and SBC. The plan has an annual cost of $5,642 that will be charged in equal installments to the Fall and Spring bills. Students who want to enroll can elect to use the enroll now option or will be automatically enrolled at the end of the waiver period.
Students who already have insurance must waive coverage through www.firststudent.com. The waiver site will be available shortly and will be open through August 31, 2020. Waivers will be processed regularly, and charges removed from the student account accordingly. After the waiver site closes, any student who has not waived coverage will be automatically put onto the plan for year and responsible for the cost of the plan. Please allow time after your waiver for the charge to be removed.
Graduate students are encouraged to review alternative plans to ensure you have continued coverage and are able to waive if you find an alternative to the Bryn Mawr plan. We have posted below a few alternative markets for you to research the health insurance marketplace. Please note that although the Healthcare.gov website will note that Open Enrollment is over, this will not limit your ability to enroll in a plan as this would be a Qualified Life Event if you recently lost coverage from another plan or if you are currently on the Bryn Mawr plan and will lose coverage at the end of the month and are not going to reenroll in the plan for 2020-2021. If you choose to purchase a plan other than the College sponsored plan you can request a letter of Certification of Coverage from our insurance broker. Requests can be sent to Bryn.Mawr@rcmd.com.
- www.healthcare.gov – US Federal government healthcare marketplace. This site will allow you to review a variety of insurance plan and also determine if you are eligible for Medicaid.
- www.ibx.com – Independence Blue Cross offering individual plans in the Philadelphia area
- www.GoHealthinsurance.com - GoHealth allows you to review and compare individual health plans throughout the US