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Students who are 1) admitted to a degree program; and 2) registered for six or more credits per semester that count towards the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee; are required by the University of Minnesota to have health plan coverage. Most students who meet both of these criteria are eligible for enrollment in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan, with some exceptions:
Non-degree seeking, certificate-seeking, distance learning, Executive MBA (CEMBA), and PTMBA students are not eligible to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Please contact the Office of Student Health Benefits to determine exact eligibility status.
Students participating in a Learning Abroad program who were enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan the previous term will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan for the term of their Learning Abroad experience, unless they submit and are approved for a waiver.
To request a waiver from the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan, you must submit a Waiver Request Form for Students Learning Abroad to the Office of Student Health Benefits along with verifiable proof of other health plan coverage (e.g. a copy of the front and back of their health plan card). (Please note: CISI insurance for Education Abroad is not eligible for a waiver. You are only eligible for a waiver if your insurance situation has changed since last semester and you are now enrolled on other comparable coverage.) All eligible students must complete the waiver request process by the Twin Cities campus class registration deadline.
Most students participating in a Learning Abroad experience do not pay the Student Services Fee during their term abroad and will not have access to Student Services Fee benefits at Boynton Health Service.
Regular international student waiver guidelines apply.
Office of Student Health Benefits
University of Minnesota
410 Church Street S.E., N323
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017
Fax: 612-626-5183 or 1-800-624-9881
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Phone: 651-662-5004 or 1-866-870-0348
On-Campus Health Care Questions
UMD Health Service