|November 19, 2018||Online site opens to students to enroll or waive.|
|January 1, 2019||Coverage begins for students enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan.|
|February 8, 2019||Deadline by which students must enroll or waive coverage.|
|February 15, 2019||Deadline by which a student can appeal the decision if their waiver is denied.|
|February 26, 2019||UVa will post the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan premium of $2,830 to the SIS accounts of students who enrolled, failed to submit adequate documentation, or whose health plans were determined not to provide comparable coverage.|
|March 31, 2019||Deadline by which students must pay the annual premium for the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan.|
|August 14, 2019||Date that coverage ends for students enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan.|
Any student who fails to demonstrate comparable coverage in the online waiver site by February 8, 2019, will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan and responsible for the $1,752 premium. On February 26, 2019 UVA will post the Aetna Student Health Insurance premium of the SIS accounts of students who have not successfully waived coverage. Payment is due by March 31, 2019. A hold will be placed on the student’s account and they will be unable to register for the next semester of classes until the premium is paid. Once a student is enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan, the coverage cannot be cancelled.
We strongly encourage students to determine if their insurance has comparable coverage and make an insurance decision as soon as possible. UVA will make every effort to enroll students in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan as quickly as possible, but it typically takes 2-3 weeks from the appeal deadline before Aetna Student Health will receive an enrollment file from UVA. This processing time may necessitate students paying for prescriptions or medical services (such as immunizations, x-rays, and laboratory services) upfront until the enrollment in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan has been completed. Once the enrollment in Aetna Student Health is complete, coverage will be retroactive to January 1, 2019.
Appealing Denied Waiver Applications
A student may appeal a waiver denial decision by contacting Student Health at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before February 15, 2019. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Any appeal filed after this date will not be considered. If a student obtains new alternate health insurance coverage and wishes to submit a new waiver application, they must contact Student Health at email@example.com on or before February 8, 2019 to receive further instructions.