Health Insurance

Every student is required to be covered by a medical insurance policy. Full-time students must provide proof of adequate insurance each academic year by completing the online waiver at

Please be sure your insurance is accepted in the state of Pennsylvania and meets the requirements listed below:  

  • Provides coverage for the academic year

  • The carrier is licensed to do business in the United States

  • The carrier has a U.S. based office

  • The carrier has a U.S. telephone number

If documentation of adequate insurance coverage is not provided by the second Friday in September (fall semester) or the first Friday in February (spring semester), the Business Office reserves the right to charge the appropriate health and accident insurance fee to the student’s account.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they are covered either through private insurance or through the University sponsored health insurance plan.  Any changes in your insurance coverage should always be reported to Student Health Services.

*ATTENTION: Kaiser Permanente and Empire Plan members

Please be aware that these carriers are typically not accepted at health care provider offices or pharmacies in Pennsylvania.  If you are a member of one of these plans while attending the university, please be advised that you will have to pay out of pocket for prescriptions and care by local providers. We strongly recommend that students consider a health insurance carrier who will cover care within the state of Pennsylvania.

Need insurance?

For more information about our university sponsored health insurance plan or to obtain a claim form please visit: University sponsored health insurance plan.  

To purchase the university sponsored plan, students must contact the Student Accounts Office at 215.951.5988. 

For further questions about your options for health insurance: and

Health Insurance for Graduates

If you are leaving school or changing jobs, you may be eligible for important new benefits that will ensure you get the care you need and deserve.  

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launched a new initiative to help educate graduating college and university seniors about their new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.  

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, many young adults will be eligible to remain on their parent's health insurance plan until their 26th birthday.  It doesn't matter if you're married, living with your parents, in school or financially independent.  For more information on how to stay insured, call the customer service number for your parents' insurer and explain your situation.  

Find more information about insurance options and access a personalized list of private insurance plans, public programs and community services that are available to you at

For additional information about health insurance options for young adults, visit: