2020-2021 Annual Enrollment
In order to ensure that all students are able to fully participate in their academic life, Dickinson College has established the following policy regarding health insurance for students:
If you are a full-time matriculating student who is not a U.S. Citizen, residing on campus for the fall semester, has a U.S. address listed as your permanent residence, or remaining in the U.S. for the fall semester, you are required to be enrolled in the Dickinson College Student Health Insurance and will be automatically enrolled. All other full-time matriculating students attending Dickinson College must enroll in or waive out of the insurance coverage offered by the College. Students who wish to waive out of the coverage must be U.S. Citizens and provide proof of private coverage. Students who do not enroll or waive by the end of the open enrollment period will be automatically enrolled in the Dickinson College Student Health Insurance.
Once a student is enrolled in the insurance a cancellation will only be allowed for certain life changing events and must be approved by the Carrier. No cancellation will be allowed for any reason if the insurance has been utilized by the student.
The purchase of the student health insurance policy provides an annual term of health insurance with effective dates of 08/01/2020 thru 07/31/2021 at a cost of $2,175.00. Any student who has not enrolled or waived by August 14, 2020 may have a hold placed on their student account. Any student who has not enrolled or waived by August 31, 2020 will be charged for the student health insurance.
Information on enrolling in or waiving out of the student health insurance will be sent to the students' home addresses in June. Beginning July 1, 2020, you may enroll or waive by going online to www.firststudent.com. For a video showing step by step instructions on waiving the student health insurance, please click on the link below:
Before you waive:
There have been some incidences with high-deductible plans, out-of-state Medicaid plans, and HMOs that have hindered students trying to access healthcare from local community resources. We strongly recommend that you check with your insurance provider to assure continued health insurance coverage while at Dickinson, specifically for diagnostic testing (lab work and x-rays) and referrals to specialists.
A note about HMOs: Some HMOs offer guest membership plans which provide healthcare benefits to continue at the same level when away from home. Please contact your HMO insurance provider to find out if this option is available.
For further information please contact our insurance administrator: RCM&D, Tim Cummons at 1-800-346-4075 ext. 1452 or email: Dickinson@rcmd.com.