It is a University policy that all students enrolled in six or more credits are required to show verification of adequate health insurance. Verification must include the name of the insurance company and the policy number. Give this information to the personnel at the Registrar's Office, 9 Hill Hall.
The University of Minnesota offers health insurance for students. To find out more about the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), go to http://www.bhs.umn.edu/insurance/crookston/
International Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan. Students can submit a request for waiver of the plan by calling 1-800-232-9017 to the Student Health Benefits Office. Students must provide proof of covered by a US Based employer sponsored group benefit plan. You may download the enrollment form for the Student Health Benefit Plan and send it to the address on the form.
Students have two weeks from the start of classes to provide the Registrar's Office with proof of health insurance. After two weeks from the start of classes students who have not shown proof of health insurance will automatically be billed on their account for the Student Health Insurance offered through UMC. If the Student Health Insurance policy is purchased, please refer to the pamphlet for information regarding the policy.
The University of Minnesota’s Office of Student Health Benefits is pleased to announce the implementation of a new optional student dental plan called the University-sponsored Voluntary Student Dental Plan. University of Minnesota students have been requesting for several years that dental coverage be made available. The Voluntary Student Dental Plan, provided by MetLife, will give plan members access
to thousands of providers in the national MetLife network.
Details about the plan, eligibility, and how to enroll is available on the Office of Student Health Benefits website.
Coverage period for the 2011-2012 plan year:
September 1, 2011-August 31, 2012—Enrollment on the plan is only available to students fall semester, unless they become newly eligible spring semester.
Cost for the 2011-2012 plan year:
$339.00/year—Plan members will see a charge of $169.50 (cost for half year) on their University bill once at the beginning of fall semester and once at the beginning of spring semester. Financial aid can be applied to cover the cost of the plan.
Highlights of the plan:
All eligible students who wish to take advantage of the 2011-2012 Voluntary Student Dental Plan must complete the enrollment process online at www.shb.umn.edu during the open enrollment period April 1-September 19, 2011.