Ohio University

Enrollment for Student Health Insurance

Automatic Enrollment

Domestic students registered (prior to the second week of classes) for five (5) or more Athens credit hours, and registered International students, will be automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance Policy. *Automatic enrollment applies to Athens online credit hours and Dublin and Cleveland HCOM programs. Excludes eCampus.

*Students enrolled in an alternate health insurance policy can complete an online waiver application prior to the posted deadline to remove the charge for the Student Health Insurance. See Waiver Information.

Voluntary Enrollment

Enrollment forms can only be accepted during Open Enrollment periods.

*Voluntary enrollment requires an enrollment form to be completed both Fall & Spring semesters during the Open Enrollment period.

Voluntary Enrollment applies to:

  • Domestic students registered for less than (5) Athens credit hours
  • Regional campus students
  • eCampus students
  • All Dependents
  • Students participating in OPT prior to graduation
  • Students enrolling in the student insurance after successful completion of a waiver during the same academic year
  • Students enrolled in programs of study that are not automatically assessed the fee for the student health insurance

Enrollment forms are required each semester during Open Enrollment. (Fall & Spring Continuing for year-round coverage)

The premium amount is applied to the student's University account for the current semester. There is no option to enroll online at this time. (See Premium Rates and Coverage Periods for Open Enrollment dates.)

International Visiting Scholars: Scholars are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance on a voluntary basis. The premium amount for the insurance must be paid directly to the insurance company (United HealthCare Student Resources) at the time of enrollment. Visiting Scholars must contact Student Insurance at studentinsurance@ohio.edu to complete their enrollment.

Qualifying Life Event

Students who experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance pre-determined coverage period after the open enrollment deadline if they meet the eligibility requirements. The coverage period premium is not pro-rated. Refunds and reduced premium amounts are not available for late enrollment or early termination.

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

Please contact the Student Health Insurance Administrator via email at studentinsurance@ohio.edu for enrollment information.

Athens Campus Students

Domestic Students: Students registered prior to the second week of classes for five (5) or more Athens credit hours will be automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance Policy. 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 who change their class schedule may require voluntary enrollment in the Student Health Insurance.

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

International Visiting Scholars: Enrollment requires an 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.

Regional Campus Students

Students taking at least (1) credit hour through any OU campus are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance on a voluntary basis during Open Enrollment periods each semester. Voluntary Enrollment will not automatically continue each semester. 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. There is no option to enroll online. See enrollment forms below.

* Dublin and Cleveland HCOM students are automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance upon registration. Students enrolled in other programs at the Dublin and Cleveland campus locations must voluntarily enroll in the Student Health Insurance each semester.

Dependents

All Dependent Enrollment is voluntary and will not automatically continue each semester. It is student responsibility to submit completed enrollment forms for their dependents during Open Enrollment periods each semester. (Fall & Spring for year-round coverage)

Athens and Regional campus students are eligible to enroll their dependents in the Student Health Insurance policy on a voluntary basis. Dependents are eligible for coverage during 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.

 

Health Insurance Enrollment Form

2019/20 Enrollment Form for Students and Dependents [PDF]

 

Student Health Insurance Policy Information

 

2019/20 Policy Certificate of Coverage [PDF] (Effective 8/16/2019-8/15/2020)

2019/20 Policy Summary [PDF] (Effective 8/16/2019-8/15/2020)