Health Services Fee:
Why is there a Health Services Fee on the tuition bill?
The Health Services Fee is a mandatory fee for all full-time students. The fee ensures that services listed below are available to students regardless of their health insurance coverage. This Health Services fee cannot be waived.
What does the Health Services Fee provide?
The Health Services Fee ensures that the facility and staff are available to provide quality care to students in need of health care. All full-time students are eligible to be seen at Health Services, regardless of their insurance. If their insurance does not cover the provider visit, the student will not be responsible for the office visit charge.
The Health Services Fee covers the following:
- Office visits with URI Health Services providers
- No or reduced cost for over the counter (OTC) medications (i.e., ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough syrup, cough drops, cold medicine)
- Health promotion and prevention programs
- Free Flu Clinic, Health Fairs
- URI Emergency Medical Services (URI EMS) Ambulance – 24/7/365
2014 – 2015 Injury – Sickness Insurance:
URI Health Services has selected UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (https://www.uhcsr.com/) to provide student health insurance beginning September 1, 2014 (August 15, 2014 for International Students).
To locate a provider in the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network, please click HERE
The rates for the Student Accident/Injury Insurance Plan are:
|Fall 2014||Spring 2015|
*This amount covers domestic students\dependents from 9/1/2014 through 8/31/2015. International students are covered 8/15/2014 through 8/14/2015.
**This amount covers domestic students\dependents from 1/1/2015 through 8/31/2015. International students are covered 1/1/2015 through 8/14/2015.
- 2014/2015 Insurance Enrollment Form
- 2014/2015 Student Insurance Flyer
- 2014/2015 Insurance Brochure
- 2014/2015 Account Guide – UHCSR
- 2014/2015 Create Your Online Account with UHCSR
Why is there an Accident/Sickness Insurance charge on the tuition bill?
Health (Accident/Sickness) Insurance is mandatory for full-time students attending the URI Kingston Campus. The insurance may be waived (removed from the tuition bill) by the student who has comparable coverage, by timely submission and acceptance of an on-line waiver. Prior to waiving the school-sponsored insurance plan, you should contact your private health insurance company to confirm coverage for the student at URI. You should be aware of out-of-network coverage benefits, while at URI. X-ray and Lab charges will be billed to the student if not covered or partially covered by your insurance.
How do I submit a waiver?
The waiver can be accessed on our Health Insurance Wavier Page during the time period we are accepting waivers. After that period expires, a petition can be made and each case will be reviewed. Please have insurance card/information and the URI Student ID number on hand when submitting the electronic waiver. You should receive a reference ID number, confirming that your submission was successful. Should you encounter any difficulties, you may call 401-874-4749 for assistance. It generally takes up to 30 days for the Accident/Sickness Insurance fee to be taken off the tuition bill.
Why must a waiver be submitted each year?
We ask for your insurance information each year because insurance coverage frequently changes. Current insurance information coverage is very important to us to maintain at Health Services. Should the insurance coverage change during the year, we ask that the updated information be provided. It is important for the student to carry a current insurance card with them.
How do I get notified if my waiver is accepted or rejected?
We use the student’s preferred e-mail account that they have identified in e-Campus to notify them. If the waiver is rejected, a specific reason and required action will be provided.
Why was my waiver rejected?
A submitted waiver may be rejected because the information supplied was not sufficient for the waiver to be accepted. Care should be taken when entering the Member ID number and Group number. If you have Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, please make sure to put the three-letter prefix that is part of the member identification number. Any questions, please call us, and we can help you at 401-874-4749.
How do I get a refund for the insurance charge when I have already paid for it in my tuition bill?
The student should see the deduction on the e-campus tuition bill within 30 days. Please contact Enrollment Services at 401-874-9500, Ext. 0, to determine if the refund to the student will be by check or their URI refund card.
If the charge has not been removed, the waiver submitted was rejected. Please contact Health Services Insurance Department at 401-874-4749.
What does the University-offered insurance cover?
Detailed insurance benefits can be viewed on our Insurance Page.
Where can I find a participating provider with the University offered insurance?
Participating providers can be found on-line through the insurance link on Health Services’ web page or by contacting the insurance company’s website to identify the provider network and who participates in the network.
Where is my insurance card?
Those who have the University-sponsored plan will receive a card by mail at their permanent home address. If you have not received one and require it for medical services, please contact us at 401-874-4749. The student may go to the insurance company’s website and set up an account. This is the easiest way to obtain an insurance card and track claims. The insurance company’s website is: https://www.uhcsr.com/
Phone 401-874-4749 or 401-874-5155
Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Should you need care during winter break, spring break, summer or when Health Services is closed, click on this link for a partial listing of community health care providers:
The school insurance currently has a pharmacy benefit. Please click on the Insurance Brochure above for details regarding this benefit.
IMPORTANT: You have 90 days to submit a valid claim form for pharmaceutical reimbursement. The pharmacy does not participate in third party payment plans.