University of Connecticut

Mandatory Health Insurance

The University of Connecticut requires all full time students to maintain insurance coverage under a family plan, individual plan or the University sponsored Student Health Plan. A full time student is defined as an undergraduate student enrolled for 12 or more credits or a graduate student enrolled for 9 or more credits. The insurance plan brochure can be viewed at http://shs.uconn.edu/insurance-information/.

The following certificate/career programs are exempt from automatic enrollment, but may be eligible to voluntarily enroll:

Executive MBA
Executive ED Program
Graduate Assistants
Mbein/Mein
Masters of Engineering
Inter-Institutional Programs
Non Degree Programs
Masters in Public Health
Masters in Public Education
MS in Accounting
Teacher’s Cert Program
Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury MBA Programs

If a student wants to formally decline (waive) the Aetna Student Health plan an online waiver must be completed. The online waiver is accessed through the student administration (PeopleSoft) system at www.studentadmin.uconn.edu. A seven digit PeopleSoft ID number and unique password is needed to access the system. The only acceptable form of notification to decline the coverage is the online waiver. Failure to complete the online waiver prior to 9/15/10 will result in automatic enrollment and a charge of $1,598.00 being placed on the student fee bill.

The insurance plan brochure can be viewed at http://shs.uconn.edu/insurance-information/.

Please direct any inquiries regarding enrollment, plan coverage or voluntary enrollment to the university Insurance Coordinator, Tresca Smith at (860) 486-4535 or via email at tresca.smith@uconn.edu.

All non-immigrant international students will be required, at the time of admission, to show evidence of adequate insurance coverage for basic medical, major medical, and repatriation expenses. All questions regarding compliance should be directed to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.