By requiring students to have health plan coverage, the University ensures that all students have access to medical care and can maintain good health, which is essential for academic success.
All students who are 1) admitted to a degree program, and 2) registered for six or more credits per semester (or three or more credits during summer term) that count toward the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee, are required by the University of Minnesota to have health plan coverage. Students who meet both of these criteria are eligible for enrollment in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).
Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Students may waive enrollment in the SHBP by providing verifiable health plan information per the instructions during registration and/or found online at www.shb.umn.edu. If the student’s health plan coverage is not verifiable, the student will be automatically enrolled (if eligible) and the student’s University account will be charged the full, non-refundable semester coverage fee. Health plan information provided by students is subject to a periodic audit. If a student fails to provide proof of active, verifiable health plan coverage by the enrollment deadline, the student will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored SHBP for the entire semester. Coverage must be in force the first day of classes.
The University of Minnesota requires all international students and their dependents to purchase the University-sponsored SHBP unless they are eligible for a waiver. At the time international students arrive at the University of Minnesota, they will have their documents validated. International students must enroll in the University-sponsored SHBP (or provide proof of coverage eligible to waive the plan) at that time and remain enrolled until the date they leave the University. The cost of the plan will be charged to their University account and must be paid along with their tuition and fees.
Non-degree seeking, certificate-seeking, distance learning, EMBA, PTMBA, and Continuing Education students are not eligible to enroll in the University-sponsored SHBP.