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All eligible students must complete the enrollment process for the 2015-2016 Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) prior to the start of each new term. The 2015 fall semester enrollment deadline is September 15, 2015.
Step 1. Online Enrollment
In the MyU Student Center you will see a screen that instructs you to declare your health plan coverage. If you would like to purchase the University-sponsored SHBP, select the option “Enroll Me.” If eligible, you will be enrolled in the University-sponsored plan and a charge will be added to your account.
Please note that if you currently have an active waiver from the Student Health Benefit Plan, you will need to contact the Office of Student Health Benefits to facilitate enrollment.
If you experience an involuntary loss of coverage (for example, a student who is covered by a parent’s plan loses coverage at age 26), you may enroll in the Student Health Benefit Plan up to 31 days after loss of coverage. Contact the Office of Student Health Benefits for details.
Step 2. Update Your Mailing Address
Make sure your U.S. mailing address is up to date. This is the address where your health plan card and information will be mailed approximately three weeks after plan start date. Go to http://www.myu.umn.edu/ and click on My Info. Under Address, update your mailing address. If you recently updated your address and think your card may have been sent to your old address, e-mail your name, student ID number, and the message “I have updated my U.S. mail address with the University and would like a new card sent to me” to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Student Health Benefits must receive confirmation from you that your U.S. mail address is correct before a new card can be issued.
Step 3. Enrolling Dependents
To enroll dependents on the plan, the primary member must submit a Change, Cancel, Payment, and Dependent Enrollment Form before the enrollment deadline or within 31 days of when the student initially becomes eligible for the Plan. Eligible dependents include a spouse and a child or children. Dependent enrollment is contingent upon the Office of Student Health Benefits' verification of primary member enrollment.
Students on their own health plan* are not required to purchase the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Find out how to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan coverage here. If you fail to provide proof of active, verifiable health plan coverage for the entire semester by the corresponding deadline, you will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan and the non-refundable semester fee will be added to your University account.
You are eligible to waive enrollment on this plan if you have health plan coverage for the entirety of each semester.
*International Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan and are only eligible to waive out of it if enrolled in either the University-sponsored Graduate Assistant Health Plan or a United States-based employer-sponsored group health plan.
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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
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Boynton Health Service Pharmacy