Any student who fails to demonstrate comparable coverage by the deadline above will be automatically enrolled into the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan after a review process. UVA will post the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan premium in the SIS accounts of students who have not submitted comparable health insurance verification. If the premium payment is not made by the due date, a hold will be placed on the student’s SIS account and they will be unable to register for the next semester of classes. 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 current health insurance has comparable coverage and make a decision on insurance as soon as possible. UVA will make every effort to enroll students in the Aetna Student Health 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) out-of-pocket 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 the coverage start date.