Enroll or Waive

  • Open enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year will begin August 1. Please visit the site then for further information. 
  • Students enrolled Spring Quarter automatically have coverage through August 31, 2018. No further action is required. 

Confirming or Waiving Your U-SHIP Enrollment

  • You must complete the enrollment/ waiver application each year. 

  • Your alternate insurance plan must meet all of the criteria outlined on this checklist (2017-2018). Note: the comparable checklist for 2018-2019 will be up soon. 
  • Without taking action, you will be automatically billed the first installment for U-SHIP. The charge will only be removed from your student account when your waiver has been approved.
  • After the enrollment period, your insurance selection will remain on file through August 31, 2018 (unless you experience a qualifying life event necessitating a mid-year change).
  • Dependents are not automatically enrolled in U-SHIP; you must add them to your coverage each year. Students who enroll dependents 14 years or older on U-SHIP will also be assessed a quarterly dependent life fee. Important Note: Beginning Autumn Quarter 2018 (for the U-SHIP policy year that begins on 9/1/2018), students will be required to provide proof of dependent status in order to enroll dependents on U-SHIP, according to University policy.  This applies to all students, including those who currently have a dependent on U-SHIP. More information can be found on the dependent section

Students approved to register as a student after the insurance deadline must submit a manual insurance enrollment/waiver application within 10 days of registration if they wish to waive U-SHIP coverage. Failure to do so will result in the student remaining enrolled in U-SHIP coverage for the remainder of the plan year. Please contact the on-campus insurance coordinators at uchicagoadvocates@uhcsr.com or (773) 834-4543 (Option 2) for the manual insurance enrollment/ waiver application.