Sep 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mandatory Health Insurance

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SMU is committed to the health and well-being of all students. The Student Health Center is here to serve and provide students with medical care while attending the University. In order to ensure that students have appropriate healthcare coverage, a mandatory health insurance requirement was passed by the President’s Executive Council in February 2008. This mandatory health insurance policy requires domestic students, both undergraduate and graduate, enrolled in nine or more credit hours to maintain insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. All international students enrolled in one or more credit hours must enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), unless they receive a special waiver personally granted by the SMU Insurance Department. Optional Dental Insurance enrollment forms are also available on the Mandatory Student Health Insurance website.

SMU’s mandatory policy requires those students with enrolled status mentioned above to provide documentation of comparable current insurance coverage or to enroll in the SHIP on a term basis. Students will do so by selecting the “Health Insurance” button in the Student Center component of after they have enrolled for classes each term. Domestic students already maintaining their own private coverage must waive SHIP coverage prior to the deadlines, which are September 7 for fall 2018 and February 7 for spring 2019, to avoid automatic enrollment into SHIP and thereby having the semi-annual premium of $1,402 applied to the student’s University account.


  Fall Spring/Summer Summer (only)
Dates Covered 8/01/18 – 12/31/18 1/01/19 – 7/31/19 5/01/19 – 7/31/19
Deadline 9/7/18 2/7/19 N/A
- Student $1,402 $1,402 $707
- Spouse $1,402 $1,402 $707
- Child, 2x max $1,402 $1,402 $707
- Student $118 $118 $60
- Spouse $118 $118 $60

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