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Missed the deadline to waive enrollment on the Student Health Benefit Plan? Appeals are being accepted through October 15, 2014. Please submit a written appeal via letter or email along with a certificate of credible coverage from your insurance company. You may submit your written request and certificate of coverage to our office separately. Please note that an explanation of benefits document, billing statement, benefit summary documents printed from your account on the internet, or photocopy of your insurance card do not count as a Certificate of Coverage. Your coverage will need to be in place for the entirety of the semester to be considered for a waiver.
All eligible students must complete the enrollment process for the 2014-2015 SHBP prior to the start of each new term. The 2014 fall semester enrollment deadline is September 15, 2014.
Step 1. Online Enrollment
When registering for classes online, you will see a screen that instructs you to enter health plan information. Select the option “I wish to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan.” If eligible, you will be enrolled in the plan and a charge will be added to your University account. Student Health Benefit Plan enrollment deadlines coincide with the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities class registration deadlines set by the Office of the Registrar. You may change your health plan choice up until the class registration deadline. To make a change, go to One Stop, look under Quick Links, then under Registration Tools, and select Health Plan Coverage.
Step 2. Update One Stop
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 One Stop and look under Quick Links, then under Student Records Tools, and select Personal Information. If you recently updated your address in One Stop 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 in One Stop and would like a new card sent to me” to email@example.com. The Office of Student Health Benefits must receive confirmation from you that your U.S. mail address is correct in One Stop 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 or registered same-sex domestic partner and a child or children. Dependent enrollment is contingent upon the Office of Student Health Benefits' verification of primary member enrollment. In order to enroll a registered same-sex domestic partner, the primary member must also submit a Declaration of Domestic Partnership Form.
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.
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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410 Church Street S.E., N323
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Phone: 612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017
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