Bryn Mawr requires all Graduate students to have adequate health insurance. For your benefit and convenience, there is a Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan offered through the College, brokered through RCM&D and administered by First Student. The plan described below is for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who do not have a comparable personal policy. International students are covered by a different plan described in a separate letter.
The plan is compliant with the Affordable Care Act. For 2019-20 the cost of the graduate plan is $4,686 ($2,343 per semester), which includes insurance premiums and the fee for the Bryn Mawr College Health Center. The cost is billed in two installments, one each semester. Monthly payments can be arranged through the Controller's Office. The plan includes health insurance which gives access to both network and out-of-network doctors and hospitals, prescription coverage, and discount vision care. The plan also includes free visits to doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses at the College Health Center. All students must complete the Health Center’s Admission Health Form whether or not they take the College Insurance, and can have one free counseling appointment to determine an appropriate referral to a community mental health provider. Please see a description of available services at the Bryn Mawr Health Center.
All students (new and returning) are required to waive coverage by August 31. If coverage is not waived by this date, students will be enrolled in the plan for the year and responsible for the cost of the insurance. To start the waiver process go here. Select "Waive Your School's Insurance” from the menu on the left side of the page. Have your insurance information at hand to complete the wavier process. To enroll for coverage, select “Enroll Now – Hard Waiver Students”. After enrollment is completed on the insurance site, you will have the necessary access to plan enrollment, ID cards, claim forms and other services such as lists of network doctors and hospitals, plan documents, and tools for healthy lifestyles. Brochure and login information is available here.
Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the coverage offered by the health insurance. There are several resources available. General information is posted here and First Student can be reached at 800-505-4160 to answer questions and provide additional information. At the College you may contact Amy Berry, Associate Director of Student Accounts, by calling 610-526-5500 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.