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The University of Minnesota requires all international students and their dependents to purchase the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) unless they are eligible for a waiver.
At the time you arrive at the University of Minnesota, your documents are validated by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). You must enroll in the University-sponsored SHBP (or provide proof of coverage to waive the plan) at that time and remain enrolled until the date you leave the University.
The combination of the SHBP coverage and the Student Services Fee coverage means most services at the Twin Cities' campus Boynton Health Service are no out-of-pocket cost to you. The Office of Student Health Benefits negotiated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to create the most robust student health plan possible. And because the Office of Student Health Benefits receives these features at cost—meaning with no inflated prices—the SHBP is an extremely cost-effective health plan for students. Key features of the SHBP include:
From the staff at the Office of Student Health Benefits, we look forward to serving you!
Plan Home Page
Enrolling Students, Dependents
Early Enrollment, Coverage
Waiving the Plan
Coverage Costs and Dates
Emergency Travel Assistance
Notices and Forms
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
Boynton Health Service
Pharmacy and Prescription Drug Coverage Questions
Boynton Health Service Pharmacy