Important Health Insurance Reminder

IMPORTANT HEALTH INSURANCE REMINDER:

For the Fall 2017 semester, the Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline will be the Add/Drop date: September 18, 2017. ALL ENROLLMENTS NEED TO BE IN BY THAT DATE.

Despite the fact that no matter when you enroll, your coverage will be retroactive to August 1st, in order to avoid lapse in coverage and potential difficulty obtaining care and/or prescriptions, you are strongly encouraged to enroll NOW. This needs to be done every semester for family plans, and any time you are on Continuous Enrollment or registered for fewer than five credits.

ONLY INDIVIDUAL PLAN STUDENTS WITH FIVE OR MORE CREDITS ARE AUTOMATICALLY SIGNED UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE!!!

If you are not registered for at least five credits or if you need to enroll in the family plan, you can do so in person at UHS patient services OR fill out this form:
http://www.umass.edu/…/HealthPlanEnrollment_180-094_July201…
and return it to UHS patient services.
If you have 5 or more credits in the Fall 2017 semester, and you DO NOT want to be covered under the student health benefit plan, you need to do an online waiver process. The waiver website will be available through September 18th. Here are the instructions on how do the waiver:

Go to www.spire.umass.edu;
Select the Health Waiver page link;
Click the Online Waiver Site link; and
Complete and submit the waiver form.

or

Go to www.chpstudent.com;
Start by Selecting UMass Amherst from the drop down box;
Next click on the “Waiver” tab located in the center of the page;
Enter your Student ID and Date of Birth, click “Continue”;
Complete all information as directed; and “Submit”;
Your request will NOT be completed until you:
– Check the box confirming that your information is correct;
– Provide your electronic signature; and
– Click the Submit button.

Should you have any difficulties or questions about this or any other
matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the GEO staff in 201
Student Union or at 413-545-0705
in solidarity,
GEO/UAW2322

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