Student Insurance Accounts

Dates, Deadlines, and Costs

2020-2021 Annual Premium: $5,190 (paid as $2,176 for Fall 2020, $3,014 for Spring 2021, & $867 for Summer ONLY) This breaks down to about $433 per month when comparing to other plans.

For students who are newly enrolled for Summer 2021, coverage is effective 06/01/2021 - 07/31/2021. If you submitted a waiver for Spring 2021 and it was approved, you do not need to submit another waiver for Summer 2021.  The Spring 2021 waiver is valid for 01/01/2021 - 07/31/2021.  Only students who are newly enrolled (beginning their course of study at CU Anschutz) for Summer 2021 will need to submit a waiver if they do not wish to be automatically enrolled into the CU Anschutz SHIP.


Student Health Insurance Plan Eligibility

All CU Anschutz Medical Campus students enrolled in a degree-seeking program and financial aid eligible certificate programs taking 1 or more credit hours are automatically enrolled into the student health insurance plan unless a waiver is submitted and approved by the stated deadline each semester. 

Please note that there is an administrative hold with UHSCR until after the waiver portal closes on February 3rd in order to provide students ample time to waive the coverage. To activate your coverage prior to the 02/03 automatic enrollment date, you will visit the waiver portal link during the waiver period (12/28/2020 – 02/03/2021).  When you get to the waiver portal, you will simply select the “opt-in” option and follow the prompts to activate your coverage and have access to your insurance information on the 01/01/2021 effective date. 


Eligible Certificates

Academic Plan Academic Sub-Plan Description Plan Type Career
CPBH-CERN  Certificate in Public Health Certificate NDGR
CPCS-CERN  Certificate in Public Health Certificate NDGR
CPUN-CERN  Certificate in Public Health Certificate NDGR
GLPH-CERN  Global Public Health CertificateNDGR
HSPC-CERN  Health Sys Ldrsh/Public Health CertificateNDGR
NPHN-CERN  Nondeg Public Health Nursing CertificateNDGR
PBRL-CERN  Public Relations CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERN AGA Adult Gero Acute Care NP CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERN AGC Adult Gerontology CNS CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERN AGN Primary Care Adult Gero NP CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERN ANP Adult Nurse Practitioner CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNCDC Pediatrics Special Needs CertificateNDGR
Adult Clinical Nurs SpecialistCertificate
NPMC-CERNFNP Family Nurse Practitioner CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNFPM Fam Psyc Ment Hlth Nursing CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNFPM Psych Mental Health NP CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNMNW Nurse Midwifery CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNNIF Health Informatics CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNNLS Nursing Leadership & Hlth Syst CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNPAC Pediatric Acute Care NP CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNPMH Family Psych Nrs Practitioner CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNPNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner CertificateNDGR
NPMC-CERNWHC Women’s Hlth Care Nurse Pract CertificateNDGR

Enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan

Waiving Student Health Insurance

All students enrolled in one or more hours in a degree-seeking or financial aid eligible certificate program are required to have health insurance. Therefore, all students taking one or more credit hours are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have a comparable insurance, you may qualify to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

You must have comparable coverage from another carrier in order to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. That coverage must meet several requirements in order to be considered comparable.  If your plan does not meet these requirements, your waiver request will be denied, and you will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Waiver requests must be submitted no later than midnight on the posted deadline date. Failure to meet the deadline will result in enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan and your account will be billed accordingly. If your waiver request is approved, the insurance charge will be removed from your account within 7 business days. 

Not sure if your plan qualifies to waive the CU Anschutz Student Health Insurance Plan?

Email the Office of Student Insurance at