Updated rates, information announced for 2022-23 Student Health Insurance Plan | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The University has released the insurance rates for undergraduate and graduate students for the academic year 2022-2023 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of Penn State, published by United Healthcare Student Resources. Additionally, students are reminded to submit health insurance information through LionPATH.

The annual cost for undergraduate students will be $2,732; The annual rate for graduate students will be $3,355. Students will be paid per semester. The drop is $1,059 for undergraduate students and $1,300 for graduate students. Spring/summer tuition is $1,673 for undergraduates and $2,055 for graduate students. For more pricing information, visit the student health insurance website.

The new rates represent a 5.68% increase in undergraduate students and a 0.78% increase in students who graduated last year. Across the country, colleges and universities have seen an increase in the number of medical and pharmaceutical majors. For 2022, most colleges and universities will see a 6% increase.

Penn State SHIP is available to students at all Penn State campuses except the World Campus. Eligibility depends on student status. Students who wish to apply for the program can do so during the open enrollment period, which runs from April 1 to Aug. 30, 2022. Students can visit the LionPATH Health Insurance website after registering for classes and select “Enrollment” to register for the 2022-23 plan.

International students and students in College of Medicine must have adequate health insurance while enrolled at Penn State. These students must provide proof of health insurance that meets certain requirements or purchase it Student Health Insurance Plan for Penn State. If students have a valid permit they will not be charged. Students have until Aug. 30, 2022, to issue a permit. If students do not pay by the deadline, they will automatically be enrolled in Penn State’s SHIP and will be responsible for paying their fees to the student’s account.

In the fall of 2022, Penn State will need it all again full-time US students to provide health insurance information through LionPATH when registering for classes. This information, collected through LionPATH, will help Penn State better understand the insurance needs of its students and help those students make informed health insurance decisions.

Students who are uninsured or underinsured are encouraged to go to the Student Insurance Representative, who provides individual student consultations as well as education and training for students and student groups about health insurance. The Student Insurance Representative will help students identify insurance options, including the Health Insurance Plan marketplace for Penn State, Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act. This position will also help eligible students look at how to use these plans. Currently, student insurance coverage is not available for World Campus students. For more information, go to Student Insurance Advocate website.

Penn State’s Student Health Insurance Plan

Penn State’s SHIP is a premium platinum insurance plan with low premiums and high out-of-pocket costs. It was created specifically for Penn State students and was selected with input from Penn State students. SHIP offers a large network of online helpers at all campuses and across the United States, and around the world. Penn State offers this plan through First Risk Advisors, sponsored by United Healthcare Student Resources. It is offered as a service to our students and Penn State does not benefit from this program.

Students have been part of the health insurance decision-making process for years. The Student Insurance Advisory Board/Administrative Council, which includes representatives from the Graduate and Professional Student Association, University Park Undergraduate Association, Commonwealth Campus Student Government, and representatives of international student organizations, provides support for University Health Services and Student Health Insurance. Penn State’s SHIP-related office, including insurance selection, planning and investment strategies.

For more information about student health insurance, contact University Health Services’ Office of Student Health Insurance at uhs-insurance@psu.edu or visit UHS health insurance website.