Health Insurance

  • All students are required to carry appropriate health insurance coverage. Students without appropriate coverage are required to purchase the college student health plan. To determine if your insurance meets the requirements students must complete the waiver found at www.firststudent.com. This waiver must be completed at the start of each school year that students are enrolled.
  • To enroll in the college health plan go to www.firststudent.com. If you have questions check out the INSURANCE WAIVER/ENROLLMENT FAQ'S link.
  • It is the responsibility of each student to know and understand the type(s) of insurance(s) he/she holds. It is also the students responsibility to fill out and submit their own insurance claims.

School Insurance

Lycoming College is pleased to offer an Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan underwritten by United Healthcare Insurance Company. Eligibility Statement: All full-time (Domestic and International) students who are registered for 12 or more credit hours and all Fullbright Language Teaching Assistants are required to purchase this insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. Eligible Dependents of students enrolled in the plan may participate in the plan on a voluntary basis. For more information, please see our United Healthcare Brochure. Claim forms and online services with United Healthcare can be found on the First Student website.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All students that carry the school insurance plan must set up an account on the First Student website in order to obtain an insurance ID card, view claims, check for network providers, and many other services.

The Lycoming College Student Health Center staff is available to assist you with your insurance questions, however, United Healthcare offers a free Health Advocate service by calling 1-866-799-2670.

Attention international students on the college health plan: United Healthcare offers a language helpline to assist you with your insurance questions at 1-800-505-4160.

Managed Care (HMO, PPO, POS, ETC.)

Students covered under managed care systems are responsible for understanding that carriers' procedures for accessing health care. Some systems require "Pre-authorization" for visits to the emergency room or for laboratory testing. Students should review their policies well before any care is necessary.

Student Health Insurance Basics