Student Health Insurance
Regent University will not sponsor a health insurance plan or require health insurance for students after the 2012-2013 academic year. Usage rates of the plan, changing health insurance regulations, and the administrative workload that is involved in managing a plan were all factors in this decision. Students who enroll in the university-sponsored plan for 2012-13 should expect to have to find their own insurance policy effective August 15, 2013. Regent will not be responsible for students securing health insurance after that date, and will not be responsible for any pre-existing conditions that may impact a student's ability to find alternate coverage. (Please note that international students here on F-1 visas will still be required to have health insurance.)
The following links may assist you in finding an individual health insurance plan. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of insurance companies. Regent does not endorse or support any of these companies, and simply provides this information as a resource to students. Students should research the options available to them, and make insurance decisions based on their specific, individual needs.
www.ACSA.com (American College Student Association)
For International students with F-1 Visas, first be sure to read about your requirements here.
Effective August 15, 2012 - August 14, 2013
- All graduate students enrolled with six (6) or more on-campus credit hours and all undergraduate students enrolled with nine (9) or more on-campus credit hours (attending classes on site at the Virginia Beach Campus) are required to have Health Insurance Coverage and will automatically be billed and enrolled in the Student Medical Plan. (Modular Classes and Residencies are considered distance classes for insurance eligibility purposes.)
- All International F1 or J1 Visa students enrolled in class(es) at the Virginia Beach campus are required to have Health Insurance Coverage and will automatically be billed and enrolled in the Regent Student Insurance Plan.
- The tuition and health insurance payment deadline is August 20, 2012. Enrollment and change deadline for the Fall policy term is September 14, 2012; Spring term deadline - February 1, 2013.
- For new students, please complete the Insurance Enrollment Form for yourself and/or dependents online.
- Returning students with continuing eligibility for mandatory coverage (6 on-campus credits for graduate students and 9 on-campus credits for undergraduates) will automatically be enrolled under the same status (student only, student/spouse, etc.) as the Spring 2012 semester.
- Any changes to your status - including a reduction of credit hours that makes you ineligible for automatic enrollment - requires completion of a new Insurance Enrollment Form.
Effective August 15, 2012 - August 14, 2013
Students Eligible for Coverage:
- Students attending classes at the Virginia Beach campus, with local residency, who are enrolled with a total of six (6) or more credit hours ( 3 credit hours must be on site) may voluntarily enroll in the student medical insurance plan. (Modular Classes and Residencies are considered distance classes for insurance eligibility purposes.)
- All students enrolled at Regent University in a Doctoral Program , on site at the Virginia Beach Campus, will be limited to 2 years of coverage once all coursework is completed and they are only working on their dissertation. Their beginning date of the limited period of insurance will be when they are classified as "All But Dissertation (ABD)" at Regent University.
- Students participating in mandatory, full-time internship programs or student teaching placements will remain eligible for the Regent-sponsored plan, provided they meet the following criteria:
- The student must be living in the Hampton Roads area; OR, if the student receives a placement outside of Hampton Roads, that student must have been previously enrolled in the university plan.
- The student must be receiving university credit for the internship or student teaching placement.
- The student must be considered "full-time" by the university.
- The internship or student teaching placement must be required by the student's program.
- The internship or student teaching placement cannot extend beyond 12 months.
- International students who are engaged in post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training must have health insurance, and will only be eligible to use the university's health insurance plan for up to 12 months if they live in the local Hampton Roads area during their training. Students who live outside of the local area during their OPT or Academic Training period, or those whose Academic Training goes beyond 12 months, will be required to find alternate health insurance coverage, and must contact the Executive Director of Student Services to receive university approval for using that alternate coverage.
- Students may elect to enroll in the university-sponsored plan for the term that they participate in a Regent-sponsored study abroad experience if they were eligible to enroll in the plan the semester prior to the study abroad experience. (To be eligible to enroll, a student must take at least 6 credits in the semester, and at least 3 of those credits must be on campus.) If a student is not eligible to enroll in the plan for the semester prior to the study abroad experience, he/she would not be permitted to enroll in the plan for the study abroad term.
Dependents Eligible for Coverage:
- Eligible students who enroll may also cover their eligible dependents. The insured student's children up to 26 years of age are eligible.
- Dependents' eligibility and coverage period must be concurrent with the insured student's, unless the student or dependent experiences a qualifying event that directly affects their insurance coverage. If a student or dependent has a qualifying event, that individual may be added to the Student Health Insurance Plan as of the date of the event. An example of a qualifying event would be loss of health coverage under another health plan or birth of a child. Please note an application for coverage due to a qualifying event must be submitted to Regent within 30 days of the qualifying event.
Aetna Health Insurance Resources
Visit the Aetna Student Health website to find a network provider and view additional information about the plan.
Review the Benefits Guide
To Print your ID Card:
- Please click on the following link: Regent University Temporary ID Card
- Enter your Regent Student ID Number (for example: B01234567)
- Enter your Date of Birth (for example: 12 19 1993)
- Select Submit
A copy of your ID Card will be displayed for you to print.
- Please note that insurance fees appear on the tuition bill automatically for the Fall and Spring academic terms. If a student has comparable coverage, he or she can submit an online waiver request with proof of comparable coverage in order to have the fee removed from his or her student account. Comparable coverage is defined as individual medical and sickness indemnity plans, employer-sponsored group insurance plans, Medicare, TriCare, or Medicaid.
- On campus F1 and J1 International students who wish to use alternate coverage must first get approval from the Executive Director of Student Services.
- The deadline for waiving the insurance fee for the Fall policy term is September 14, 2012; Spring term deadline is February 1, 2013.