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NOTE: International students have different waiver requirements. To learn more, click here
Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) unless they waive the coverage. A charge for coverage on the SHBP will appear on your student account. You are eligible to waive enrollment on this plan if you have health plan coverage for the entirety of each semester. If you do not appropriately waive the SHBP by the established deadline, you will be enrolled and billed for the entire semester. Approved waivers are valid for one year.
Spring 2016 Waiver Deadline: January 25, 2016
To waive the Student Health Benefit Plan, you will need:
This information can be entered provided online through the deadline in the MyU Student Center.
It is your responsibility to review your Student Account at the beginning of each semester to ensure that it reflects the appropriate level of SHBP coverage regardless of your college's or a University program's involvement in your registration process or who is paying your bill.
For eligible students, the fee for the SHBP will appear on the University billing statement at the beginning of each school semester along with other University fees.
If you have any questions about what the waiver is or how the waiver process works, contact the Office of Student Health Benefits using the information found on the right navigation.
It's important to waive the University plan correctly: Providing deceptive information on the health plan registration screen is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could result in student judicial action in addition to denial of enrollment in the SHBP. Students who are automatically enrolled in the Plan will be charged the full, nonrefundable fee for the SHBP at the start of each semester.
International students have other health insurance and waiver requirements. 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.
View your waiver requirements by selecting your campus:
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
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