Geneva College cares about the health and well-being of each Geneva student. We want to do all we can to ensure that students seek and receive medical attention (for both physical and mental needs) as soon as possible. Therefore, in addition to having an on-campus nurse, Geneva College requires that ALL full-time undergraduate students must carry health Insurance.
Having health insurance coverage can help students reach their full potential at Geneva by helping them to remain healthy and focused on their studies and extracurricular activities. It also decreases the chances that they will have to delay their education due to large unanticipated medical costs. Requiring each individual to have health insurance also helps the Geneva community at large - being treated early for medical concerns can help stop the spread of communicable disease in dormitories' close living quarters and shared eating/learning spaces. A large number of Geneva's student population participate in athletic clubs (non-varsity)like rugby, hockey. etc. and intramural which likely increases their risks for injuries. Finally, by requiring all students to have coverage, we are able to provide an insurance plan at a reasonable rate for those who participate in the Geneva-sponsored plan. To help our students comply with this policy, each full-time undergraduate student will be enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare Plan through Geneva College, UNLESS the student completes an online waiver with policy information showing that they already have health insurance coverage. There is a deadline for this waiver which will be announced each semester, but will be around the start of the semester. For the 2012-2013 academic year, the plan covers the period August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013, and the cost to the student is $928 per year. Each student who is enrolled in the plan will be charged the $928 to their student account.
Students who are new for the spring 2013 Semester will be charged $550 and covered for the period January 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013.
Geneva recognizes that some students and their families may wish to participate in Christian healthcare-cost-sharing programs in lieu of traditional health insurance. Geneva accepts documented participation in such reputable organizations as fulfilling our requirement for health insurance coverage.
For information on the UnitedHealthcare plan, including a flyer or brochure outlining plan beneﬁts, please go to www.firststudent.com, select Geneva College, and click “Review Brochures." Additional questions can be answered at www.firststudent.com.
To waive Geneva’s coverage, or to enroll immediately, go to www.firststudent.com, select Geneva College, and from the left menu, click either “Enroll Now” or “Waive Your School’s Insurance.” Be sure to include the leading zeroes on your ID number. The deadline for spring is January 18, 2013. The site is not yet open for waivers or enrolling for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you enrolled or waived for Fall 2012, no further action is needed, as your waiver or enrollment was for the full academic year. This spring waiver period is only for students who are new or re-enrolling for spring 2013.
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