About the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP)

For more information about the SHBP and UNH Health Services, visit www.unh.edu/shbp.

About the UNH Insurance Requirement

What is considered full-time?

What are the requirements for  international students?

What's the difference between the health fee and the insurance requirement?

Important Dates


About the UNH Insurance Requirement

  • All full-time degree students are required to have health insurance as a condition of enrollment
  • Applies to students attending the Durham, Manchester, or Concord campuses
  • Action must be taken each year; information doesn’t roll forward from year to year
  • Students can be seen at Health Services regardless of what insurance they have
  • Students are default enrolled in and charged for the SHBP if they don’t submit a waiver by the semester deadline.

 

What is considered full-time?

  • For undergraduates: 12+ credit hours/semester
  • For graduates: 9+ credit hours/semester OR 6+ credit hours with an assistantship OR enrollment in Grad 900 OR Grad 999
  • Students must maintain full-time student status in order to remain in the SHBP.  Exceptions may be given for students who have been granted a medical withdrawal.

 

What are the requirements for international students?

  • Students that are in the US with an F1 or J1 visa are required to enroll in the SHBP
  • They do not have the option to waive this coverage

 

What's the difference between the Health Fee and the Insurance Requirement?

  • The mandatory health fee covers some on-campus services offered at Health Services including health education offerings
  • Insurance company is never billed for services which are covered by the health fee
  • Combination of the health fee and health insurance provides a complete health care package for students
  • Students can be seen at Health Services regardless of what insurance they have

 

Important Dates

  • June 29, 2015: last day for undergraduate students to submit an on-line waiver to Health Plans, Inc. to avoid the cost of the SHPB appearing on the July tuition/fee bill.  
  • August 11, 2016: Undergraduate bills (Durham and Manchester) must be paid in full by this date in order to avoid any late payment charges.  After this date, if the SHBP is not waived or paid, a late fee will be applied.
  • September 16, 2016: last day to submit online enrollment or waiver election for the 2016-17 academic year and avoid being default enrolled and charged for the SHBP.

 

 

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