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Enroll or Waive U-SHIP

Announcements:

  • The enrollment/waiver period for 2019-20 is open and will close on October 18, 2019.

Confirming or Waiving Your U-SHIP Enrollment

  • You must complete the enrollment/waiver application each year.
  • Your alternate insurance plan must meet all the criteria outlined on this checklist.
  • You are automatically assessed a health insurance fee (first installment) the quarter you first register; this does not confirm your coverage in U-SHIP. The fee 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, 2020 (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 USHIP dependent fee ($326). Important Note: Students are 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 in the dependent section. 
  • Some academic programs are not eligible for U-SHIP, but do have an option to purchase voluntary "opt-in" coverage directly from UnitedHealthcare. Further information along with the list of programs can be found here under Opt-In (Voluntary) Coverage. 

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. 

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