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The fall 2012 deadline to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan was September 17, 2012.
The spring 2013 deadline to waiver the Student Health Benefit Plan was February 4, 2013. If you do not apply to waive coverage by your applicable deadline, or cannot demonstrate you have other eligible coverage, the Student Health Benefit Plan will remain on your tuition bill and you will automatically be enrolled in the Plan for the semester.
If students have coverage through one of the companies listed below they should enter it during registration.
Note: For those students with MN Care and Indian Health Services, make sure you enter that name, not the third-party service provider contracted through it.
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.
If students have health plan coverage through a company that is not listed above, they must send a certificate of coverage (also known as a letter of active coverage) from their insurance company along with a waiver request form to the Office of Student Health Benefits.
The Office of Student Health Benefits will notify students if additional information is needed. After the Office verifies students’ health plan coverage and the waiver is approved, students will be waived from the Student Health Benefit Plan for two years.
If students enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan when they registered for classes but now have other health insurance coverage, they must provide their updated health information.
It is the students' responsibility to review their Student Account at the beginning of each semester to ensure that it reflects the appropriate level of Student Health Benefit Plan coverage regardless of their college's or a University program's involvement in their registration process or who is paying their bill.
For eligible students, the fee for the Student Health Benefit Plan will appear on the University billing statement at the beginning of each school semester along with other University fees. Students can make changes to health plan information online until the published class registration deadline.
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.
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