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University Health Insurance Requirement

Health Insurance Requirement by School

To learn more about the health insurance requirements specific to your school, please click on the appropriate button below.

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Seaver College
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Graziadio Business School
Caruso School of Law front entrance of building
Caruso School of Law
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School of Public Policy
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Graduate School of Education & Psychology



General Information

In order to limit undue financial and academic stress related to illnesses during the academic year, the University requires students to carry a US-based health insurance plan. The University Insurance Committee is contracted with Academic HealthPlans (AHP) who researched insurance options and presented Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. as the optimal coverage for our student body. The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross, meets Health Care Reform requirements, is contracted to include the lowest premium for your benefit, and may be used to meet the University's health insurance requirement. You may purchase any US-based health insurance* plan that has comparable coverage to SHIP but are required to provide proof of coverage through the AHP Insurance Dashboard.

Academic HealthPlans facilitates our Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and provides customer service to our students for all insurance matters. A nominal administrative fee is added to the premium to cover University insurance-related services.

A SHIP Benefits Summary Flyer and brochure are available in the links below or by contacting Academic HealthPlans.

*Please note that health share plans are not subject to the laws and regulations governing health insurance carriers and may not be used to waive the SHIP option.

Academic HealthPlans Logo



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Insurance FAQs

Access answers to common questions students ask regarding health insurance.


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SHIP Highlight Flyer

This flyer outlines the Student Health Insurance Plan benefits, copays, and deductibles.


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Academic Vision Care

This flyer outlines glasses and lens benefits with AVC*. 

*SHIP includes an eye exam if needed, not AVC.