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The Student Health Insurance Premium is assessed to students registered in most academic units on campus (excluding University College, Colorado Women’s College, and programs such as the Graduate Tax program, and the Executive MBA program among others). The premium is assessed each fall and spring term for students enrolled in six or more credit hours per quarter (eight or more credit hours per semester). The premium is included on the tuition bill and covers a six month period.  Contact the Bursar’s Office if you are unsure if you are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Program.

Students whose first term for an academic year is either winter or summer term may opt into the Student Health Insurance Program.  Contact Student Health Services to obtain the necessary application forms and information pertaining to cost of enrollment in the program.

Students may waive participation in the program and the insurance premium provided they are covered under another adequate health insurance policy.  As part of the waiver process, students will be asked to provide policy information for their personal coverage.  In the fall term, students may choose to waive participation for either 6 or 12 months.  If a student waives for 6 months, they must waive participation again in the spring term by the stated deadlines. 

Students who choose to waive the health insurance on an annual basis will not be able to opt back into the program during the year unless they experience a loss of coverage. Students should contact Student Health Services at 303-871-4136 for more information.

DEADLINES

Quarter Health Insurance and Health and Counseling Fee Waiver:

Fall 2013 - 9/27/13
Winter 2014 - 1/24/14
Spring 2014 - 4/11/14
Summer 2014 - 7/4/14

Semester Health Insurance and Health and Counseling Fee Waiver:

Fall 2013 - 9/6/13
Spring 2014 - 1/31/14
Summer 2014 - 6/13/14

Student Health and Counseling Fee

The Student Health and Counseling fee is assessed each academic term for students registered in six or more credits hours. This fee is mandatory for undergraduate students, but may be waived by graduate students each term by completing the waiver form located in either myWeb or webCentral.

Currently registered students who have not been automatically assessed the health and counseling fee upon registration may enroll in the plan by contacting Student Health Services at (303) 871-4136.

Waiving Participation in the Health Insurance Program and Related Fee

Students who are covered by another health insurance plan may waive participation in the student health insurance program. To process a waiver, sign into webCentral.

  1. In webCentral: Select the following options:
    • Student Tab
    • Registration Tools
    • Accept/Waive Health Insurance
  2. You will have the option of either accepting or waiving the health insurance offered by the University of Denver. If you are covered by another health insurance plan and choose to waive participation in the University’s student plan, complete the form by the deadline listed below.  An email confirmation will be sent to you within 48 hours. Keep a copy of the confirmation for your records.
  3. Students may select to waive participation in the student health insurance plan for a full year (fall and spring terms) or for six months only.  If a student waives for six months, they must waive participation again in the spring term by the stated deadlines or else they will be included in the program.  Students who choose to waive the health insurance for a full year will not be able to opt back into the program during the year unless they experience a loss of coverage. Students should contact Student Health Services at (303) 871-4136 for more information.
  4. If a student’s course registration meets the requirements for automatic enrollment in the student health insurance program (see top paragraph), and the student does not waive participation in the program by the stated deadline, the student will be automatically enrolled in the student health insurance program and the health insurance fee will be charged to the student's account.

Student Health and Counseling Fee Waiver (Graduate Students only)

To waive participation in the student health and counseling services program, complete the waiver form located in webCentral.

  1. In webCentral: Select the following options:
    • Student Tab
    • Registration Tools
    • Accept/Waive Health Insurance
  2. Once on the Health and Counseling Fee Waiver page, students simply need to click the radio button to elect coverage.  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours confirming the coverage choice.
Participating in the Student Health Insurance Program

If you choose to participate in the Student Health Insurance Program, complete the form located in webCentral.

  1. In webCentral: Select the following options:
    • Student Tab
    • Registration Tools
    • Accept/Waive Health Insurance
  2. Once on the Health and Counseling Fee Waiver page, students simply need to click the radio button to elect coverage.  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours confirming the coverage choice.
  3. Even if students accept coverage in the Student Health Insurance Plan, they must meet the minimum enrollment requirements.  If a student accepts coverage and is enrolled for 6 or more hours (8 or more semester hours) the student’s acceptance will be communicated to the insurance carrier.  If you have specific questions regarding the plan benefits or coverage, please contact Student Health Services at (303)-871-4136.

Participating in the Student Health and Counseling Services

If you choose to participate in the Student Health and Counseling Services, complete the form located in webCentral.

  1. In webCentral, select the following options:
    • Student Tab
    • Registration Tools
    • Accept/Waive Health Insurance
  2. Once on the Health and Counseling Fee Waiver page, students simply need to click the radio button to elect coverage. An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours confirming the coverage choice.
  3. Even if students accept coverage in the Student Health and Counseling Service Program, they must meet the minimum enrollment requirements.  Student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours of quarter credits or 8 hours of semester credits.

For a complete listing of insurance premiums and waiver information, please contact Student Health Services at 303-871-4136 or visit their website