All students are required to purchase a health insurance plan while studying at NPU (also while on trimester break). NPU offers a student insurance plan through United Healthcare at reasonable rates. Cost of insurance can be found on our student payment webpage.
Health insurance coverage is divided into three coverage periods over the course of the calendar year: Spring, from January 1st through April 30th; Summer, from May 1st through August 31st; and Fall, from September 1st through December 31st. Health insurance purchased on or before the 30th day of the applicable coverage period is applied retroactively and entitles the student to coverage for the entirety of that coverage period. Health insurance purchased after the 30th day of the coverage period will only entitle the student to coverage from the date of purchase through the end of the coverage period. For example, if a student purchases health insurance on January 30th for the Spring coverage period, he will be covered for the entire Spring coverage period, including for any issues that arose between January 1st and January 29th. But if that same student instead purchased health insurance on February 1st, he would only be covered for the period from February 1st through April 30th.
Current NPU Students
If you have other valid US health insurance and you do not wish to purchase health insurance through NPU, your insurance plan documents must be submitted through your portal before you register for your courses.
Incoming New Students
If you have other valid US health insurance and you do not wish to purchase health insurance through NPU, your insurance plan documents must be submitted through your portal after you have registered for courses.
About the Insurance Plan
The University student Health insurance plan is offered by Global Benefits Group (GBG) and students have access to the United Healthcare U.S. Provider Network. The plan includes extensive pharmacy and doctor networks and focuses on ease of use for all members. When you visit a participating provider or pharmacy, all you will need to do is present your ID card at the time of service, and they will file all claim forms on your behalf.
Enrolled students can find a complete list of providers by visiting United Healthcare or access the provider directory. Please note, to access this list, you must select “United States” in the drop down menu.
In-network doctor visits have a $20 copay at time of visit and prescription is subject to a $30 copay on generic drugs (Tier 1), $60 copay on preferred brand name drugs (Tier 2), and $100 copay on any non-preferred brand name drugs (Tier 3). More information regarding copay’s can be found in the NPU Student Health Insurance Plan brochure.
To visit the insurer home page and to create an account please visit www.gbg.com and select member login. Through this account, you will be able to file a new claim online or check the status of an existing claim.
Important Note: All NPU new students must review the Health Requirements information
How do I get my Northwestern Polytechnic University United Healthcare Student Health ID Card
Insurance cards will be emailed directly to NPU students from Global Benefits Group. The email used will be the same email that is provided to NPU. Please ensure that it is accurate. If you do not receive your health insurance card please contact email@example.com
Additional Contact Information
Contact the Finance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)592-9688 ext. 7, or contact GBG at email@example.com or call (866) 914 - 5333 and ask to speak to Brenda Liu (or any available representative) for any additional questions.
You can access the Student Insurance FAQs if you have any further questions or concerns.