Student Insurance

UIS students on campusWelcome. The UIS Student Insurance Plan is an affordable, high-quality insurance program, designed to meet the needs of our students.  Any student taking ANY on campus or blended classes is automatically enrolled in student insurance and assessed a fee each semester, with optional coverage for dependents.

Please be aware that if you already have insurance through another provider, you must complete a waiver once per academic year.  

Please Note: Students enrolled in only online courses are not eligible for student insurance.  The only exception is during the summer term when students who were assessed the student insurance plan during the previous spring semester are allowed to ‘continue’ their coverage even if enrolled only online for summer, or if not taking any courses for summer.  To continue their coverage these students must use a separate form, and make payment to the university cashier, as the insurance cannot be automatically assessed to their student account.  The office of Student Insurance maintains this form, and posts it only during appropriate times.

Please visit to see the brochure for detailed information about the student insurance plan or to look for in-network providers.  The website contains useful information regarding the plan, providers, and even information about the optional dental coverage available through Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The Waiver Is Now OPEN

2016 Summer Insurance Enrollment Form

If you were assessed for the UIS Student Insurance plan but you are covered by other insurance, please note that the waiver is closed, and you will remain assessed for the UIS Student Insurance for Spring 2016.  Your next opportunity to complete a waiver will be during the Summer term, if you are taking on-ground classes.  Additional information will be provided when the Summer 2016 waiver is open.

Spring 2016 Student Insurance coverage began 1/10/2016, and will continue through 05/31/2016.


Since approved waivers are valid for one full academic year (August to following August), please remember that should you lose your private source of health insurance and decide to retract a previously filed waiver, you will need to contact the office of Student Insurance immediately to obtain the required paperwork. 


Student Health Insurance Fees per semester for the 2015-2016 School Year

Fall Semester (August 16th, 2015 through January 9th, 2016) $495

Spring Semester (January 10th through May 31st, 2016):  $495

Summer Semester (June 1st through August 15th, 2016):  $278

Student Health Plan Coverage Dates

  • Fall semester coverage dates: August 16 – January 9
  • Spring semester coverage dates: January 10 – May 31
  • Summer semester coverage dates: June 1 – August 15  



UIS Student Insurance 

Amy M. Gurnitz
Human Resources Representative

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