Spring Student Health Insurance Enrollment Now Open

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On December 16, open enrollment for the Spring/Summer 2020 Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will begin for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and their eligible dependents who do not already have insurance. Open enrollment ends February 9, 2020.

This plan includes comprehensive covered benefits (medical, dental, vision, prescription, and worldwide travel) for the 2019-20 policy year administered by United HealthcareStudentResources (UHCSR).

If you are currently enrolled in the SHIP for Fall 2019, you must re-enroll for Spring/Summer coverage which begins January 1, 2020 and ends on July 31, 2020.

Eligible dependents, including domestic partners of enrolled students, may participate in the SHIP and must enroll during this period. Eligible dependents include a student’s spouse and eligible children up to 26 years of age (including stepchildren, foster children, and legally adopted children, providing the student is fully enrolled and eligible for coverage).

There are two classifications of students:

  • Mandatory - Fall 2019 coverage period ends on 12/31/19.  You must enroll during the Spring/Summer 2020 open enrollment period (12/16/19 – 2/9/20).  To determine if you fall under the mandatory groups, please visit Students who are charged for mandatory student health insurance who have existing health insurance coverage that meets/exceeds insurance requirements can receive a waiver (12/16/19 – 2/9/20). Students can waive/enroll using the same link:
  • Voluntary - Students taking at least four credit hours (including Postdoctoral Scholars, J1 Scholars, and OPT) may also enroll during the Spring/Summer 2020 open enrollment period (12/16/19 – 2/9/20). Go to to begin the enrollment process.  If you purchased 2019-2020 annual coverage, you do not need to re-enroll for Spring/Summer 2020.

If you miss the Spring/Summer 2020 open enrollment period, you will not be able to enroll until the next enrollment period in Fall 2020.

Coverage terms ends on July 31 every policy year and all eligible students must enroll each Fall to keep the coverage active from one policy year to the next as the coverage does not “roll over” from policy year to policy year.

For more information, visit


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