Information Regarding Covid-19

Important insurance information regarding COVID-19 if you are covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan:

  • Your coverage will continue through the summer until August 14, even if you graduate. 

  • All returning students will automatically be re-enrolled for the next policy year.

  • If you don’t wish to be re-enrolled, a waiver form must be completed by a date to be determined.

  • The plan will continue to provide coverage nationally and internationally. 

United Healthcare Student Resources NEWS RELEASE - COVID-19: For updated information regarding your United Healthcare Student Resources Plan, please visit their website:

Specific to the Brown Student Health Insurance Plan:

  1.  Referrals are not required

  2. Virtual visits are covered

  3. Testing for COVID-19 is covered and member cost-sharing will be waived, including copays, coinsurance, and deductibles, for COVID-19 diagnostic testing provided at approved locations in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Update as of 4/20/21:

  • Date Expansion and Cost Share Updates for Telehealth Visits:

    • For COVID-19 in-network-only telehealth services, UnitedHealthcare will extend the cost share waiver through Jul. 19, 2021.

    • For COVID-19 out-of-network telehealth services, UnitedHealthcare is waiving cost share through the national public health emergency period, currently set at Jul. 19, 2021.

    • For non-COVID-19 in-network-only telehealth services, UnitedHealthcare previously waived cost share through Sept. 30, 2020. As of Oct. 1, 2020, cost sharing does apply.

    • For non-COVID-19 out-of-network telehealth services, cost sharing according to policy benefits, does apply.

COVID-19 Vaccine:
Student covered under the Student Health Insurance Plan will be able to get the vaccine at $0 cost-share, no matter where you get the vaccine in the U.S. and including when two doses are required, at both in- and out-of-network providers through the national public health emergency period*. The cost of COVID-19 FDA-authorized vaccine serums will initially be paid for by the government. Administration fees for in-network providers will be based on contracted rates. Administration fees for out-of-network providers will be based on CMS published rates.