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Health Coverage for CESL Students

Health Coverage is Required
At the University of Kentucky health coverage is mandatory for all F-1, J-1 and J-2 students.   

CESL students are required to complete the Mandatory Health Coverage Survey upon arrival, as well as every Fall and Spring term that they are enrolled.  The Mandatory Health Coverage Survey will determine the steps the student needs to take to enroll in the UK Student Health Plan (SHP) or waive the health coverage through the benefit verification process.  Students that do not complete the health coverage survey or do not complete the benefit verification process will be automatically enrolled in the UK Student Health Plan (SHP).

How do I get my health plan identification (ID) card?
You will not receive an ID card in the mail.  About one week after classes begin, ID cards are available through an online account with the health plan company.  Go to www.arcsvs.com to create an account and print or save an electronic copy of your ID card.  Contact ARC Administrators if you have any questions at 855-214-8287. 
 
Understand your plan
In the United States, having health coverage does not make all medical services free.  It is your responsibility to understand your health coverage.  Read more about your plan at uky.myahpcare.com.  Call the customer service department at 1-855-856-2385 with your questions or email the UK Student Health Plan (SHP) SHP Office at studenthealthplan@uky.edu for assistance.
 
CESL Mandatory Health Coverage Survey Process
THIS PROCESS IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN THE CENTER FOR ESL.  UK Undergraduate and Graduate students, should see the health coverage website for degree-seeking students.
New CESL students are required to complete their Mandatory Health Coverage Survey during the New Student Workshop. 

Returning CESL students are required to complete the Mandatory Health Coverage Survey every Fall and Spring.  Survey information will be sent out through the CESL Listserv.

Benefit Verification Process
Students who indicated that they have health coverage through their government sponsor, employer, or exchange organization must submit the completed Benefit Verification Form to ISSS@uky.edu by the deadline (10 days after classes begin).  If the Benefit Verification Form is not submitted by the deadline, students will be automatically enrolled in UK Student Health Plan (SHP)

UK Student Health Plan (SHP) Rates
Below please see the breakdown of costs per period.  These rates cannot be pro-rated.
(Coverage Periods in Red are only available for New CESL Students only)

Coverage Period Effective Dates Survey/Benefit Verification Deadline Cost of Coverage
Fall I (All CESL Students) 08/15/16 – 10/16/16 09/09/16 $368.90
Fall II 10/17/16 – 12/31/16 11/09/16 $446.25
Spring I  01/01/17 – 03/04/17 01/27/17 $368.90
Spring II 03/05/17 – 05/31/17 03/23/17 $517.65
Summer A & B 06/01/17 – 08/14/17 10 days after classes begin $434.35

F-2 and J-2 Dependent Health Plan Enrollment
If Dependents on F-2 status would like to enroll in UK Student Health Plan (SHP), please contact the UK Student Health Plan (SHP) Office at studenthealthplan@uky.edu, before the Mandatory Health Coverage Survey Deadline.

Dependents on J-2 status and not enrolled in classes will need to purchase their insurance directly from the provider by enrolling online with the provider at http://uky.myahpcare.com/.  Proof of coverage will be required to maintain immigration status.
 
Questions?
If you have questions about the health coverage, please contact the UK Student Health Plan (SHP) Office at studenthealthplan@uky.edu or (859) 218-3208.