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*NEW FOR 2010*

Health Insurance Requirement

According to New Jersey state law, every student enrolled as a full-time student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state must maintain health insurance coverage.  The coverage, which provides basic hospital benefits, is required throughout the period of the student's full-time enrollment.

At the start of every fall (or if incoming in spring) semester, all full-time students must submit proof of valid health insurance coverage, or be enrolled in the university-sponsored health-insurance plan. To provide proof, you must complete the online waiver process. The deadline for students starting in the fall is September 9th, and the deadline for students starting in the spring is February 28th.  The waiver can be completed through the student’s Kean Wise account (locate “Health Insurance Waiver” on the student menu). If not entered by the deadline, you will be automatically enrolled in the university sponsored insurance plan and responsible for the premium. Waivers received after the deadline date will not be honored. 

If after the Add/Drop period and you have less than 12 credits (less than nine credits if you are a graduate student), you have to apply directly to the insurance company for medical coverage.

Please contact the appropriate offices with any questions:
KeanWISE or Kean email account issues: The Office of Computer & Information Services, 908-737-6000.

Billing questions: Student Accounting, 908-737-3240.

Policy or coverage questions: United HealthCare Inc., 1-800-505-4160; www.firststudent.com.

Waiver-process questions: Health Services, 908-737-4880.


How to Complete a Waiver

  1. Log in to your KeanWISE account.

  2. Click the “Student” menu.

  3. Under the "Financial Information" heading, click the "Health Insurance Waiver" link.

  4. Enter your valid and current health insurance policy name and number.

  5. Check the box to agree to the terms.

  6. Click the "OK" button. 

Once submitted, a confirmation email is sent to your Kean email account immediately.  Please note that it is your responsibility to save and print a copy of this email as proof of having had submitted the insurance information.  If you have not received or do not receive an email, then you did not complete the entire waiver and need to resubmit it. 


United HealthCare Information

Kean University has contracted with United Healthcare Inc. to provide Student Accident and Sickness coverage from August 15, 2010 to August 14, 2011.  United Healthcare Inc. can answer any questions that you may have pertaining to this policy or a specific claim, and you can contact them directly at 1-800-505-4160.  A website, which includes a description of benefits, frequently asked questions, applications, and listing of network physicians, is available at www.firststudent.com

Depending on your status, the insurance costs (8/15/10-8/14/11):

  • Undergraduate: $250
  • Graduate: $361
  • Part-time: $544

Please direct all questions regarding the policy to United Healthcare: 1-800-505-4160; www.firststudent.com.



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