Office of Student Accounts
Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver
In accordance with New Jersey law, all non-international full-time students and all international full and part-time students are mandated to have health insurance which provides at a minimum basic hospital benefits. Under this law the student must provide evidence of health insurance coverage at least annually. For health insurance purposes, full time is defined as an undergraduate taking 12 or more credit hours or a graduate student taking 9 or more credits and Biology/Biotechnology graduate students taking 8 or more credit hours.
Enrollment/Waiver process for 2012-2013
Students are required to either enroll in the plan or to waive the insurance. If you plan to keep the University Sponsored insurance, you must enroll in the plan to receive your insurance card in the mail. If you have other coverage that is comparable to the University Sponsored Insurance and do not wish to supplement your plan with the University's Plan, you must complete the on-line waiver form to have this charge removed from your bill. You will be required to submit your current health insurance policy information to complete the form. Once you successfully complete the form, please print a copy of the confirmation for your records.
Please note that the enrollment and waiver form must be completed each academic year. You can only complete the waiver form if you already have coverage that is comparable to the University’s Sponsored Plan. For information regarding the insurance coverage provided by United Health Care, please use the following please use the following link: www.firststudent.com.
Once the waiver form is submitted, it's the student's responsibility to ensure that the charge has been reversed on the account. Please allow up to 72 hours (excluding weekends) for the insurance premium to be removed from your student account.
Instructions to Enroll in or Waive the insurance plan
To enroll in or waive coverage under the University Sponsored Plan, click on www.firststudent.com.
On this site select, “Find Your School” at the top of the page and select William Paterson University from the drop down window. Next, select either “Enroll Now” or “Waive Your School’s Insurance” from the Student Tools Menu on the left side of the page and begin the process. Once you have completed all sections, print out a receipt for your personal records.
To complete the waiver process, you will need your student identification number [855#} and your current health insurance plan ID card.
WAIVER DEADLINE DATES
Summer Session 2013
The deadline to waive the insurance plan for the Summer 2013 semester is June 20, 2013. Students who do not respond by the deadline date will be officially enrolled in the University Sponsored Health Insurance plan and will be responsible for the insurance premium. There will be no exceptions after the deadline date.
Fall 2013 semester
The deadline to waive the insurance for the Fall 2013 semester will be announced shortly.
Spring 2014 semester
The deadline to waive the insurance for the Spring 2014 semester will be announced shortly.