Student health insurance program
Created in response to student demand, the student health insurance program offers a comprehensive health insurance package for VCU students through our partners, United Health Care.
All full-time Ph.D. students and first professional students (D.D.S., M.D., Pharm.D.) are eligible for the student health insurance program. A hard waiver will apply for these student populations, meaning that they will be required to enroll in the program if they are unable to provide proof of other insurance.
Enroll or opt out of the plan
The open enrollment period for VCU's student health insurance plan is now open, and will run until Feb. 1, 2022. Access the insurance portal via the link below to enroll in the plan or to waive coverage by providing proof of other insurance:
If you have not taken the necessary steps to waive coverage and opt out of the plan by February 1, you will be automatically enrolled in the plan and responsible for paying the insurance cost.
On the other hand, if you intend to enroll in VCU’s student health insurance package, the sooner you enroll, the sooner your insurance coverage will begin.
The following documents provide information about the benefits contained within VCU's health care package:
- Student health insurance brochure: Provides a high-level, easy to read overview of the plan benefits, good for comparison purposes
- Certificate of Coverage: Provides additional details and an in-depth look at the plan benefits outlined in the brochure
Resources for students enrolled in the plan
Once you have enrolled in the plan, you can print ID cards, find providers and pharmacies, and more by visiting United Health Care's VCU webpage:
A series of information sessions will be held throughout the 2021-22 academic year. All members of the VCU community are welcome to attend and ask questions about the student health insurance program.
- Tuesday, Jan. 18 — 10 a.m.
- Friday, Jan. 21 — 12:30 p.m.
All sessions will be held virtually, and a Zoom link will be sent out to all attendees closer to the event date.
View previous sessions
Who to contact
For questions about the student health insurance program, please contact your respective eligibility coordinator listed below:
|Student group||Eligibility coordinator|
|Ph.D. students||Melissa Tylerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D.D.S students||Michael Healy and Shane Castroemail@example.com
|Pharm.D. students||Kelechi Ogbonna and Tori Keelfirstname.lastname@example.org
|M.D. students||Christal Schools and Christopher Woleben||Christal.Schools@vcuhealth.org