Student Insurance

Students are required to have health insurance. Students may remain on their parents’ insurance or buy their own insurance. Students provide the university proof of insurance with an on-line waiver. Students without insurance may purchase the Student Blue Student Health Insurance.

IMPORTANT INFO

(By appointment only. No walk-ins)

Insurance Dept. Contact Info:
Phone: 336.334.5759
Email: Shelley Queen at slqueen@uncg.edu
 
Student Blue Premium Amount:
Fall: $1,308.40
Spring: $1,308.40
 
Waiver/Enrollment Deadline:
Fall: September 10, 2021
Spring: January 1, 2022
 
Insurance Coverage Dates:
Fall: August 1st- December 31st
Spring: January 1st – July 31st

  • ● Students are required to have health insurance. Students may remain on their parents’ insurance or buy their own insurance. Students must provide proof of insurance buy submitting an on-line waiver. Students without insurance may purchase and enroll in the Student Blue Student Health Insurance.
  • ● Fall 2021 Student Blue health insurance premium is $1,308.40. If you have insurance, you must have an approved waiver or you will be responsible for the Student Blue insurance premium for the semester.
  • ● For the most up-to-date status of your waiver request, refer to recent emails from Student Blue and Student Health Insurance Dept.
  • ● Please read all emails. Emails will be sent to the student’s uncg.edu email address. Student Blue has the option for you to have a secondary email address, such as a parent’s address.
The following UNC Greensboro students are required to have health insurance and are automatically charged the current semesterly premium amount for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) when they register for the semester. You must provide proof of insurance on-line at the Student Blue link above in order to waive the premium:
  • ● Undergraduate Students: enrolled in 6 or more credit hours in a degree-seeking on-campus program or major.
  • ● Graduate Students: enrolled in 1 or more credit hours in a degree-seeking on-campus program or major.
  • ● International Students: All students with F-1,F-2 or J-1, J-2 visas.
  • ● Beyond Academics: enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.
NOTE: Students in distance/online programs or majors are NOT ELIGIBLE for Student Insurance. Therefore, are not required to waive.
  • ● All outside insurance policies must be effective by September 1st for the fall semester and February 1st for the spring semester, in order to be verified for waiver purposes.
  • ● The Insurance Requirement does not apply to students enrolled in a Distance Education program. Distance Education students are ineligible to be enrolled in the Student Blue Plan.
  • ● Medicaid Family Planning is not credible health insurance and will not be approved to obtain a waiver.
  • ● If your UNC Greensboro- Student Account has been charged the current semesterly premium for the Student Blue plan, you are required to have health insurance.
  • ● Only students who are eligible for the mandatory hard waiver UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan are eligible for coverage.
  • ● All charges for the Student Blue insurance premium will appear on your UNC Greensboro Student Account. Please review it to see charges and credits. When your waiver has been approved, a credit (looks like a payment) of the premium amount will appear on your Student Account.
  • ● Student Blue insurance will NOT provide coverage for dependents, (spouses, domestic partners and children). It also does not cover students on a voluntary basis.
  • ● To waive using TRICARE or Veteran Affairs insurance, enter the sponsor or Military Member’s social security number or DOD number
  • ● If you are purchasing Student Blue insurance, you must go online to activate the insurance by enrolling.
  • ● Insurance premiums cannot be prorated.
 

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE RESOURCES

All International students are required to have health insurance while attending UNC Greensboro. Students may enroll into the Student Health Insurance Plan or they may enroll in another US or home country plan that meets the University's minimum health insurance requirements. In order to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, students must complete the online waiver form with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Your health plan must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum total benefit/coverage of $100,000 (USD) per accident or illness
  • Plan deductible of no more than $500 (USD)
  • Minimum of $50,000 (USD) for medical evacuation
  • Minimum of $25,000 (USD) for repatriation coverage
  • Policy must be active for the entire duration of the academic semester
  **Important notice regarding non-US health insurance plans. After completing the online insurance waiver you will be required to send a copy of your policy declaration page for review. All information must be submitted in English and all of the benefits and exclusions of the plan must be clearly stated. If the policy does not meet the minimum requirements and/ or it is not completely in English, the waiver will automatically be declined and students must purchase the University sponsored plan.
The Student Health Center is not a Medicaid provider. All students can use Student Health Center services. There is no cost to see our providers. However, there are charges for lab, x-ray, pharmacy, allergy shots, physical therapy and special procedures. Since we are not a Medicaid provider, students may be seen at Student Health Services but will be responsible for these charges.