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Enrollment for Student Health Insurance

 

Automatic Enrollment

Domestic Students: Students registered for five (5) or more Athens credit hours will be automatically charged for the student health insurance. (Includes Athens online credit hours and Cleveland and Dublin HCOM students; excludes eCampus credit hours.) Students who wish to remain enrolled in the student health insurance policy must verify the charge for the student health insurance has been applied to their student account after the charges for their classes have been posted. Students that are not automatically charged for the student health insurance will require Voluntary Enrollment. See below. 

Important Note: Students who change their class schedule prior to the Open Enrollment/Waiver deadline may require voluntary enrollment in the Student Health Insurance.  Please review your student account to verify if voluntary enrollment is required. 

International Students: Students registered for (1) or more credit hours will be automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance Policy upon registration.

*Students enrolled in an alternate health insurance policy may complete the online waiver application through their MyOHIO Student Center prior to the posted deadline. See Waiver Information.

 

Voluntary Enrollment

Voluntary enrollment requires an enrollment form to be dated and submitted during the designated Open Enrollment periods. Voluntary enrollment does not automatically continue. 

Voluntary Enrollment applies to:

  • eLearning/eCampus students (different from online courses); See below
  • Regional campus students; See below (Cleveland & Dublin HCOM students are automatically charged)
  • All Dependents; See below
  • All Qualifying Life Event Enrollments (QLE); see below
  • Domestic students registered for less than (5) Athens credit hours (Includes Athens online credits)
  • Students participating in OPT prior to graduation (not available after graduation)
  • Students enrolling in the student insurance after receiving an approved waiver during the same academic year
  • Students enrolled in a program of study that is not automatically assessed the fee for the student health insurance (see below)
  • International Visiting Scholars: Enrollment requires a special enrollment form to be completed. The premium amount for the insurance must be paid at the time of enrollment directly to the insurance company. Visiting Scholars must contact Student Insurance at studentinsurance@ohio.edu to complete their enrollment.

Enrollment forms must be submitted each semester during the designated Open Enrollment period. 

The premium amount for the coverage period is applied to the student's University account for the current semester. (See Premium Rates and Coverage Periods for Open Enrollment dates.)

 

Off Campus Graduate Programs require Voluntary Enrollment in the Student Health Insurance: 

Some graduate programs of study are not automatically charged for the student health insurance. Students that need the student health insurance must review their student account to verify if they have been automatically charged for the insurance. Students that have not been automatically charged for the student health insurance must complete an Enrollment Form and submit it during the designated Open Enrollment Period. Students enrolled in the programs listed below (may include additional programs of study) require voluntary enrollment:

Professional MBA

Professional Masters of Sport Administration

Masters of Information and Telecommunication Systems

Master of Communication Studies (Organizational Communication - Pickerington)

Master of Social Science

Master of Public Administration (OEMPA)

Master of Counselor Education

Masters in Special Education

Higher Education PhD

Masters in Higher Education

Instructional Design Certificate

Masters in Educational Administration(Principalship)

Masters in Educational Administration (Principalship RP3)

Masters in Educational Administration (Principalship/Superintendent)

Masters in Educational Administration (New superintendent)

Early Child Generalist  Endorsement Certificate(4th/5th grade endorsement program)

Reading Endorsement

Master in Coaching Education - Soccer

Teacher Leadership Endorsement

Physicians Assistant Program

 

eLearning/eCampus Partner Delivered Graduate Programs require Voluntary Enrollment in the Student Health Insurance (additional programs may also require voluntary enrollment): 

Masters in Athletic Administration

Masters in Coaching Education

Masters in Engineering Management

Masters in Health Administration

Masters of Science in Nursing Online (FNP Track)

Masters of Science in Nursing Online (ED/Admin Track)

Masters of Science in Nursing - Botswana

Professional MBA Online (August 2012 cohort)

Master of Electrical Engineering

Master of Civil Engineering

Master of Arts in English

 

Regional Campus Students

Students taking at least (5) credit hours through any OU campus are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance on a voluntary basis during Open Enrollment periods each semester. Coverage does not automatically continue. Students may purchase only the current coverage period during the posted Open Enrollment period. The premium amount is applied to the student's University account.  

* Dublin and Cleveland HCOM students are automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance upon registration and do not need to complete an enrollment form unless they are enrolling dependents.

 

 

Dependents

Dependent Enrollment is voluntary and does not automatically continue. It is student responsibility to submit a completed enrollment form for their dependents during Open Enrollment periods each semester. 

Athens and Regional campus students are eligible to enroll their dependents in the Student Health Insurance policy on a voluntary basis. Dependents are eligible to enroll for coverage periods in which the student is also enrolled in the student health insurance. Students may purchase only the current coverage period for their dependents during Open Enrollment. The premium amount for dependent coverage is applied to the student's University account. Students not enrolled in Summer semester credit hours may voluntarily enroll themselves and their dependents in the Summer coverage period. Premiums for Summer coverage must be prepaid to the student account if the student is not enrolled in Summer semester credit hours. 

 

Qualifying Life Event (QLE)

Students who experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) are eligible to enroll in the student health insurance on a prorated basis after the open enrollment deadline if they meet the eligibility requirements. QLE enrollments will be prorated on a weekly/monthly basis from the date of the QLE until the start of the next predetermined coverage period. 

Examples of Qualifying Life Events include: Divorce, marriage, birth or adoption of child, and loss of health insurance coverage.

Please contact the Student Health Insurance Administrator via email at studentinsurance@ohio.edu information regarding QLE enrollment. A special enrollment form is required for QLE enrollment. The enrollment form on this website is not applicable for QLE enrollment.