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University-Sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Plan

First Risk AdvisorsUnited Health Care Insurance

Notre Dame of Maryland University will offer a University-sponsored student injury and sickness plan for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. This new plan ensures that students with pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health coverage. United Health Care will offer coverage beginning August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. More information regarding coverage, deductibles, and obtaining your insurance cards through United Health Care may be obtained at www.firststudent.com

2016-17 University-Sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Plan- Coverage Brochure

2016-17 University-Sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Plan- Flyer

 Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and Its Importance

 

For all NDMU full-time Undergraduate Studies students (Women's College and College of Adult Undergraduate Studies (CAUS) students taking at least 12 credits per semester) and Graduate Studies students (Graduate Studies students taking at least 9 credits per semester and School of Pharmacy students taking at least 10 credits):

As an incoming or returning full-time undergraduate or graduate studies student, you are required to take action by either enrolling or waiving the University-sponsored plan through an online process found at www.firststudent.com. We encourage you to take action now.  All full-time undergraduate studies students have until August 30th to make their choice and either enroll or waive the insurance plan through United Health Care’s online system if they do not wish to pay for the University’s student health insurance plan. Those who do not opt-out will be billed for this coverage through the University’s Business Office as part of their student bill.

The purchase of the student injury and sickness insurance coverage provides a one-year non-renewable term of insurance with effective dates of coverage beginning August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. This plan is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the United Health Care Insurance Company. 

Rates for Coverage-NEW Incoming or Returning Fall 2016 Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Full-Time Students ONLY:

 Full-Time NDMU Student Spouse of Student Student's Children (Per Child)
$1,823 $1,823 $1,823

 

 

*Please note dependent coverage is available only when the student is also insured under this plan and must be purchased at the time of their initial enrollment.  Payment for spouse or child coverage is in addition to the fee of your individual student coverage and will be paid directly to the insurance provider, not charged to your University account.

If you are not registered as a full-time student but would like to enroll in the plan, please contact First Risk Advisors customer service department at 1-800-505-4160 to make those arrangements.

Action is required if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate studies student:

The enrollment/waiver process for incoming Fall 2016 students ends on August 30, 2016.  Please be reminded that this is an annual process.  Notification will be sent via NDMU email for the 2016--17 academic year.

The University-sponsored health plan’s website at www.firststudent.com is currently active.  We have listed the procedure for enrollment/waiving below that will need to be taken by August 30, 2016:

Step 1:  Please select “Notre Dame of Maryland University” from the drop down menu after going to www.firststudent.com

Insurance Website-Select "Notre Dame of Maryland University"

 

Step 2:  On the left hand side, you will either need to select “Enroll Now-Health Insurance" or "Waive Your School's Health Insurance” based upon your needs. 

Waiver Process-ONLY for Full-time NDMU Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Students:

If you plan to waive the University-sponsored plan, you will need your current health insurance card to provide proof of insurance to the insurance provider.  This is a completely online process through www.firststudent.com; therefore, there is no need to send proof of insurance into the University.

Step 3:  Select the "Waive Now" icon.

Full-Time Women's College Waive Now Process

Step 4:  You will need your student University ID number, a 7 digit number which can be found on your University bill, in order to create an account on the provider’s webpage as this is a completely online process through www.firststudent.com.  If you are a first-year or transfer student, this will be the 7 digit number on the bottom right page of your IT paperwork. Please note that this is NOT your University ID 16-digit bar code number.

Please see the highlighted location of your student University ID on the sample bill below:

 

Example of University Bill for Student ID

Step 5:  Please enter your University ID number and birthday on the new screen.

Log In Screen for Students

 

Step 6:  After you have logged into the system, you will be prompted to enter your information and details surrounding your current health insurance coverage. When you have completed the waiver, please select "Submit".  You will receive notification to your NDMU email that the waiver has been approved or denied. If you do not receive an email notification, please contact NDMU’s Division of Student Life at studentlife@ndm.edu for the status of your waiver request.

If you have current coverage and do NOT complete the online waiver form for the student health insurance prior to August 30, 2016, you will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored plan and billed to your Notre Dame account.  No refunds will be made after August 30th.

 

Enrollment Process for NDMU Students:

If you plan to enroll in the University-sponsored plan, you will need to select the "Enroll Now-Health Insurance" and follow the below guidelines as this is a completely online process through www.firststudent.com:

Step 1:  Please select “Notre Dame of Maryland University” from the drop down menu after going to www.firststudent.com

Insurance Website-Select "Notre Dame of Maryland University"

Step 2:  On the left hand side, you will either need to select “Enroll Now-Health Insurance" or "Waive Your School's Health Insurance” based upon your needs. 

Step 3:  Select the "Enroll Now" icon.

Full-Time Women's College Enroll Now Process

Step 4:  You will need your student University ID number, a 7 digit number which can be found on your University bill, in order to create an account on the provider’s webpage as this is a completely online process through www.firststudent.com.  If you are a first-year or transfer student, this will be the 7 digit number on the bottom right page of your IT paperwork. Please note that this is NOT your University ID card's 16-digit bar code number.

Please see the highlighted location of your student University ID on the sample bill below:

Example of University Bill for Student ID

Step 5:  Please enter your University ID number and birthday on the new screen.

Log In Screen for Students

Step 6:  After you have logged into the system, you will be prompted to enter your information and details surrounding your enrollment in the University-sponsored health insurance coverage. When you have completed the information, please select "Submit".  You will receive notification to your NDMU email that your enrollment has been confirmed. If you do not receive an email notification, please contact NDMU’s Division of Student Life at studentlife@ndm.edu for the status of your enrollment.  You will be billed to your University tuition bill, so please make sure to factor this into your overall payment plan. 

Please keep in mind that this is an ANNUAL process and will need to be completed should you be returning to Notre Dame of Maryland University as a full-time NDMU student should you wish to keep the University-sponsored plan.  If you no longer wish to keep the plan next year, you will be required to complete the waiver process as listed above provided you have another comparable health coverage for the upcoming year.


If you have any additional questions regarding Notre Dame of Maryland University’s student health insurance plan or the enroll/waive process, please contact First Risk Advisors customer service department at 1-800-505-4160. You may also contact the University’s Division of Student Life via email at studentlife@ndm.edu. Please be sure to include your full name, student ID, and contact information (telephone and email) on any correspondence.