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Student Health Ins. Dental Insurance Voluntary Vision Care Longterm Disability Ins. Liability Ins.


Student Health Insurance Coverage

All full-time Rutgers SHP students are required to have health insurance coverage. Also, all part-time students who participate in a clinical experience are required to have insurance coverage. If you are in these categories, you will be automatically billed by Rutgers for UnitedHealth Insurance coverage.

You can reverse the billing only by submitting a waiver form demonstrating that you have comparable coverage. Your assertion of comparable coverage must be reviewed and approved by University Health Plans [UHP] prior to enrollment in classes or by the deadline dates below (whichever comes first).

The Waiver Form will be accessible only during defined submission periods.  Link to the waiver form during these defined periods at UHP Waiver Form.  Note: The Waiver Form will be unavailable during periods of transition between submission deadlines. See table below for waiver form circulation start/end dates by semester.


DeltaCare dental insurance


Rutgers will once again offer our students, postdoctoral fellows and their dependents the DeltaCare dental insurance plan. Enrollment in this plan is voluntary; it is not required insurance.

Students and postdoctoral fellows interested in participating in the plan will enroll on line through University Health Plans (UHP). The on-line enrollment form, plan benefits and highlights and a list of network dentists can be found by linking to, and following the links to the Rutgers dental insurance information.

Students and dependents who wish to enroll in this plan MUST submit the online enrollment form and pay the full premium amount online via credit card no later than midnight on the posted deadline for their selected coverage period.

For FAQs click here.

Voluntary VSP Vision Care Plan

University Health Plans is pleased to offer students attending colleges and universities and their dependents a vision insurance plan, effective September 1, 2014. You may enroll in this plan on a VOLUNTARY basis; it is not required insurance.


Students and dependents who wish to enroll MUST enroll and pay the full amount by credit card on-line by the desginated dates provided on the plan site.


Once you are enrolled, no ID cards or claim forms are needed when you see a VSP Network Doctor. Tell the doctor you are a VSP member when making the appointment. If you need to find a VSP doctor, go to or call 800-877-7195.


*Should you have any questions regarding the enrollment process for the above plans, please do not hesitate to contact University Health Plans via email at or at 800-437-6448.


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