Gallagher Student Health providers with United Health Care as our student health insurance provider.
Participation in the student health insurance plan is required for:
- All students living in university housing at the Chicago Campus
- All College of Pharmacy students
- All currently enrolled F1 and J1 visa International students
Students who have been charged and wish to “waive” out of the student plan must fill out an online waiver with their equivalent coverage so the charge can then be removed from their student account.
The online waiver is available starting June 15, 2018 through September 17, 2018. Here is the link to the waiver site opening June 15, 2018.
The student health insurance fee is charged to all students who are required to have health insurance. Students have two options:
- Enroll in the Roosevelt student plan or
- Waive the insurance because they have equivalent coverage
The insurance charge will appear on your account until you waive. Students must successfully complete the online waiver application to be successfully waived from this requirement. The waiver must be filled out before the advertised deadline of September 17, 2018. If you do not complete the waiver or you are not approved by the deadline of September 17, 2018, you will be automatically enrolled in the plan and will be responsible for payment of the Roosevelt insurance plan.
All insurance questions should be directed to Gallagher at 1-844-329-1394 or visit the Gallagher Student link to 'Live Chat' with a student health insurance specialist.
You may also email email Julie Rave at Roosevelt University, firstname.lastname@example.org with waiver/enrollment questions.
No Voluntary Enrollment
Only students who are part of our “hard waiver” categories are able to sign up for the Roosevelt Student Health Insurance Plan. These are our Resident, International and Pharmacy students mentioned above who have the insurance requirement. Insurance companies no longer allow us to give all of our students the opportunity to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.
If students who are not in the “required, hard waiver” category are in need of medical insurance, they can go to the government exchange at Healthcare.gov
- Because the student who wishes to “voluntarily” enroll but is no longer allowed to enroll for insurance coverage through the school, they can qualify for a special enrollment period citing that they lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days or in the next 60 days.
Insurance for Voluntary Students
- Short term student health insurance:
Students can obtain short term health insurance from https://www.gallagherstudent.com/products/short-term-medical-insurance. These plans are NOT ACA compliant, but offer an excellent temporary solution for students between plans, graduating students, or students waiting for healthcare.gov open enrollment period.
- Healthcare.gov: https://www.healthcare.gov
For students with low or no income, healthcare.gov continues to be an excellent option since the government will provide financial subsidies.