Randolph College requires all full time students to carry a health insurance plan. Students have the option of maintaining primary coverage under a family plan or private insurer, or must enroll in the school-sponsored plan, underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company and administered by Consolidated Health Plans.
If you already have health insurance you are urged to review your existing policy to determine whether the coverage will be available in Lynchburg. Some HMO, PPO and Medicaid arrangements have serious restrictions on where treatment must be obtained. Proof of health insurance coverage is required and can be demonstrated by completing an online waiver found at www.chpstudent.com.
If you do not have health insurance coverage, Randolph College offers a Student Health Insurance Plan for a yearly fee. The College automatically enrolls all students in the Randolph College Student Health Insurance Plan and the charge is placed on the student's account for the cost of the annual plan, $1,143 for student. This fee provides coverage from August 15, 2014 - August 14, 2015. All students are charged the Student Health Insurance fee on the student account for the July 1 billing if they have not completed the online waiver.
Students covered under another health insurance plan are required to waive the Randolph College Student Insurance Plan. If you do not waive the Randolph College Student Health Insurance Plan, the fee will remain as a charge on your account. If the Randolph College Student Health Insurance Plan is waived, the charge will be removed.
Evidence of alternative health insurance coverage must be received by August 15 by using the online waiver system found at www.chpstudent.com. When the waiver has been successfully completed, you will receive a confirmation. Print this confirmation and keep a copy for your records. After successfully waiving the Randolph College Student Health Insurance Plan, the fee will be removed from the student account.
All full-time Randolph College students are also covered by an Individual Student Accident Policy. This policy assures that if a student is injured during the academic year, there is up to a $5,000 accidental medical benefit in place. The mandatory plan is a nominal charge of $50 placed on the student account each semester. Since unforeseen illnesses and accidents do happen, Randolph College is working to facilitate your student's academic success by not having to worry about unforeseen medical bills due to lack of coverage.
The staff in the Dean of Students Office and Health Center will assist students as needed and requested. All full time Randolph College residential students have access to Health Center services however the Health Center will work with all students regarding insurance questions and concerns. Students who live off campus do have the opportunity to enroll in the Student Health Service Option Plan which allows access to Health Center services for an annual cost of $250.
You do not have to be enrolled in the College Student Health Insurance to utilize the Health Center or Counseling Services. Our excellent staff is ready to work with you to make your experience at Randolph College healthy and successful.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Dean of Students Office at 434.947.8119 or the Health Center at 434.947.8130.