Insurance

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS, WAIVER & OPTIONS

MANDATORY INSURANCE & WAIVER FOR FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATES

Full-time undergraduates (12 or more credits) at Seattle University are required to have health insurance. Please see the Student Handbook (pg. 65) for a full description of the mandatory health insurance requirement. There are two options for meeting this requirement:

  1. As a default, full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the SU contracted Student Health Insurance Plan managed by USI Insurance Services. The premium will be billed annually to the student's account in the first full-time quarter of the year. For continuing full time students the first full-time quarter of the year is Fall quarter. If this is your choice, no further action is required.

    Medical Plan: UnitedHealthcare StudentResources
    Annual premium: $1,995.74
    Coverage dates: 9/1/18 - 8/31/19

  2. If you have your own health insurance plan with comparable coverage, you may submit an online waiver to opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan.

    Comparable coverage:

    • Emergency Care within a 50 mile radius of Seattle University
    • Inpatient hospital service coverage of at least 50% 
    • Outpatient (non preventative) service coverage of at least 50% 
    • Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health benefits in Washington State
    • Prescription drug coverage in Washington State

     

      WAIVER


    A "Waiver Accepted" or "Waiver Denied" message will be displayed immediately following your waiver submission (keep documentation of this waiver decision for future reference if needed). To avoid a charge on your first bill, please complete the waiver by August 1, 2018. At the beginning of every academic year, a waiver is required to opt out of the SHIP.

    If you should have any questions about the waiver or problems completing the online form, please contact USI Insurance:
    Email: studentinsurance@USI.com
    Phone: 1-800-853-5899

 

OPTIONAL INSURANCE (GRADUATE, LAW AND PART-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS)

All registered domestic graduate, and law part-time undergraduate students have the option to enroll in the Seattle University's student health insurance plan (SHIP) on a voluntary basis. Click here to enroll online.

If you need assistance, contact United Healthcare Student Resources, at 1-800-767-0700. Insured students can also enroll their eligible dependents online at: https://www.uhcsr.com/seattleu, by logging into My Account.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
(United Healthcare Choice Plan)

Coverage

The Student Health Insurance Plan is provided by United Healthcare Insurance. The 18-19 insurance brochures will not be available until later in the summer but the plan has not changed significantly from 17-18 plan.

For more information or specific questions about the insurance plan, please contact United Healthcare:
Email: customerservice@uhcsr.com
Phone: 1-800-767-0700

Creating your My Account

  1. Visit www.uhcsr.com/CreateAccount or download the UHCSR mobile app from your preferred app provider (search for UHCSR)
  2. Follow the onscreen prompts--you'll need your SU email address and your SU ID #
  3. Select a username and password. Your username must contain 6-30 alphanumeric characters. Your password must have 8-12 characters including at least three of the following: an uppercase character, a lowercase character, a numeric character (0-9), and a special character (e.g., *, ~, $, etc.)

Please call UHCSR at 1 (800) 767-0700 for assistance in setting up your My Account.

What can I do in My Account?

Once you have created your My Account, log in with your username and password at www.uhcsr.com/MyAccountSome services you will have access to include:

  • View or print your ID card. United Healthcare will mail out permanent cards only if requested.
  • View coverage details
  • Review message center electronic notifications
  • Check claim status and Explanations of Benefits (EOB)
  • Review claims letters
  • Update personal information
  • Search for a preferred providers

Do I have to go to the SU Student Health Center if I have the SHIP?

No, the insurance plan is United Healthcare Choice Plan which is accepted at many healthcare facilities in our community. Please go to the insurance brochure above or view your coverage details on MyAccount to find what your cost estimate would be for both in network and out of network providers. You can also go to  MyAccount to find providers in network.

That being said, there are cost benefits to utilizing the SHC including:

  • No deductible, copayment or coinsurance for services provided at the SHC, only the $5 administrative fee that all students pay to see a nurse practitioner
  • Services offered in the SHC are covered at 100% vs 80% at a preferred provider in the community
  • If a nurse practitioner refers you to a specialist the $100 deductible will be waived by United Healthcare

 

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INFORMATION

For information regarding the Affordable Care Act, please click on the links below: