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Health Insurance

All full-time students must demonstrate proof of health insurance each academic year, by either waiving or enrolling in the Drexel Health Insurance Plan at the beginning of each academic year.

Health Center Benefits and 2019–2020 Coverage Changes

Services at the Student Health Center will be covered at 100 percent with no copays for Aetna Student Health members enrolled during the 2019–2020 plan year. This benefit will become effective on September 1, 2019 for all current and new students who plan to enroll (or re-enroll) in coverage for the 2019–2020 plan year with July 1 (College of Medicine) and August 1 (Law, Nursing Health professionals) start dates; this benefit is effective on the respective start date.

This benefit enhancement means there will be absolutely no out-of-pocket costs for services performed at the Student Health Center. Please keep in mind that if you visit the Student Health Center and are referred out to another provider (labs, X-rays, etc.), those services will be paid in accordance to the underlying benefit schedule.

Health Insurance Requirements

Full-Time Domestic Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All full-time domestic students are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance each academic year. Students are able to demonstrate proof of insurance through a waiver process or enrolling in the Drexel-sponsored plan.

How to Enroll/Waive Health Insurance

International Undergraduate Students

International undergraduate students will be default enrolled into the Drexel University Dragon Plan. The premium amount for this plan will be placed on your student account. The only plan accepted in lieu of this plan will be Government-sponsored coverage. If you have a Government-sponsored insurance plan, you must submit proof of this once you arrive at the University by bringing a copy of your sponsored health insurance card to our office in Creese Student Center, room 215, by the posted deadline date. It is your responsibility to do this, and if you do not bring this verification to our office by the compliance deadline date, the premium amount will remain on your student account and you will be responsible for payment. This process must be completed each academic year.

  • Government-sponsored students. Government-sponsored students whose home governments pay 100 percent of tuition and insurance are potentially eligible. (If your government sponsor only supplies funds to purchase a plan of your choice, you cannot waive. Your government must pay for the insurance directly, and the insurance provided must be a US-based plan.).
  • Students with US-based medical insurance paid by an employer. Students with US-based insurance due to their employment, or their parents’ or spouses’ employment, might also be able to waive.

International Graduate Students

All full-time students are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance each academic year. Students are able to demonstrate proof of insurance through a waiver process or enrolling in the Drexel-sponsored plan.

How to Enroll/Waive Health Insurance

Online Students

All full-time Drexel Online students are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance each academic year. Students are able to demonstrate proof of insurance through a waiver process or enroll in the Drexel-sponsored plan.

How to Enroll/Waive Health Insurance

Veteran Students

All student-veterans are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance each academic year. Students are able to demonstrate proof of insurance through a waiver process or enrolling in the Drexel-sponsored plan. For student-veterans, the military insurance is a form of acceptable coverage, and if you decide to waive the Drexel Student Health Insurance Plan, you can go to Aetna's website and use your Tricare card to demonstrate proof of coverage. You can also bring your military ID to the Office of Health Insurance and Immunizations in the Creese Student Center, Suite 215 to waive the Drexel Student Health Insurance Plan by the deadline date.

If you do not waive or enroll in Drexel's Student Health Insurance Plan by the deadline, then you will be default enrolled into the plan and the premium amount will be placed on your University bill. Once this premium amount is added, it cannot be removed.

How to Enroll/Waive Health Insurance

Compliance Deadlines

Any student who does not comply by the deadline date will be default enrolled into the Dragon Plan and the premium amount will be placed on their student account. Once this charge has been placed, it cannot be removed.

QUARTER STUDENTS COMPLIANCE DEADLINES:

Term Start Compliance Deadline
Fall 2019 Sept. 30, 2019
Winter 2020 Jan. 30, 2020
Spring 2020 April 30, 2020
Summer 2020 July 15, 2020

SEMESTER STUDENTS COMPLIANCE DEADLINES:

Term Start Compliance Deadline
Fall 2019 Aug. 30, 2019
Spring 2020 Jan. 30, 2020

For Additional Health Insurance and Immunization Information

University City Campus (including Online): healthimmu@drexel.edu

Center City and Queen Lane Campuses: vaccinescnhp@drexel.edu