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Student Health Insurance

All on-campus students at the University of Kansas Medical Center are required to have health insurance. Students are welcome to hold their own insurance (through their parent, spouse, Affordable Care Act, etc.), but KUMC also offers health insurance to eligible students through United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR).

Eligibilty and enrollment information for the health insurance plan, as well as enrollment information for the vision and dental plans, can be found below.

 

Student Insurance Requirement

All on-campus students at KUMC must provide proof of health insurance coverage before the beginning of each semester. A Student Health Insurance (SHI) hold will be placed on students' Enroll & Pay accounts each semester and students will need to report their health insurance information via their myKUMC account in order to remove the hold.

To report health insurance information and lift the SHI hold, students can follow these steps:

  • Log in to their myKUMC account (my.kumc.edu)
  • Click on the "Info for" drop down menu on the right end of the large gray bar at the top of the page
  • Click on "Students & Postdocs"
  • Click on the "My Student Info" link in the middle of the Resources for Currently Enrolled Students section
  • On the following page there will be a "Student Health Insurance Information" section where the insurance information can be entered
    - If the insurance does not have a group number, enter 0000 in the group number space

This process must be followed even for students who enroll in the United Healthcare student health insurance. Once the information is reported the hold will be removed within 48 hours. If you encounter any issues, please contact studenthealthinsurance@kumc.edu.

 

United Healthcare Student Health Insurance

The Kansas Board of Regents offers health insurance to students through United Healthcare Student Resources. Open enrollment is available before the beginning of each semester.

Open enrollment for the Fall and Annual terms of the 2019-2020 health insurance policy is now available. Please see instructions in the Enrollment section below.

Eligibility

Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, students' academic programs will need to be verified before they can enroll in the health insurance. This verification will occur through an enrollment request on the UHCSR-KUMC website. Please see the instructions in the Enrollment section below.

Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days of the first semester of the term in order to be eligible for insurance during that term. Eligibility by term is broken down below:

  • Annual Term: undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 on-campus credit hours in the Fall , graduate/medical students must be enrolled in at least 3 on-campus credit hours in the Fall or be participating in a school-approved internship/clinical experience.
  • Fall Term: undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 on-campus credit hours in the Fall , graduate/medical students must be enrolled in at least 3 on-campus credit hours in the Fall or be participating in a school-approved internship/clinical experience.
  • Spring/Summer Term: undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 on-campus credit hours in the Spring, graduate/medical students must be enrolled in at least 3 on-campus credit hours in the Spring or be participating in a school-approved internship/clinical experience.
  • Spring Term: undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 on-campus credit hours in the Spring, graduate/medical students must be enrolled in at least 3 on-campus credit hours in the Spring or be participating in a school-approved internship/clinical experience.
  • Summer Term: All students must be enrolled in at least 3 on-campus credit hours in the Summer, or graduate/medical students may be participating in a school-approved internship/clinical experience. Students who graduated in the Spring are not eligile to enroll in the Summer term.

Please note that students in online-only programs are not eligible for the student health insurance.

  • This includes students the following programs: Applied Statistics and Analytics MS, Dietetics and Integrative Medicine Graduate Certificate, Health Information Management BS Degree Completion Program, Occupational Therapy Post-Professional OTD, Nursing Community College Partnership Program, Nursing Health Professions Educator Certificate, Nursing RN to BSN, and Respiratory Care BS Degree Completion Program.

  • This also includes distance students and/or students who are only taking online classes in the following programs: Biostatistics Non-Degree Seeking, Dietetics and Nutrition MS, Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, Graduate Certificate in Biostatistical Applications, Health Informatics Certificate, Health Informatics MS, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Non-Degree Seeking

   

Enrollment

Open enrollment for the Fall and Annual terms is now availble. Open enrollment will close August 31, 2019.

For regular domestic students, the enrollment process for the 2019-2020 policy year will be different than in previous years. Please read carefully the instructions below.

Health Science (Regular Domestic) Students

  • To review the plan, go to uhcsr.com/kumc and click on the Health Science Students tab. The informational brochure, including premium costs, is also attached here.
  • To enroll in the plan, you will need to access the KUMC Health Science Student insurance online enrollment form.The student's eligibility for the plan will then be verified by the Office of Admissions. If verified, UHCSR will email the student with a premium payment link. Insurance is activated only when the premium payment has been received by UHCSR.

GTA/GRA Students

  • To review the plan, go to uhcsr.com/kumc and select the Explore Policy link inside the box labeled Medical - GTA's, GRA's and GA's.
     
  • To enroll in the plan, you will need to access the GTA/GRA Health Insurance online enrollment form. The student's eligibility for the plan will then be verified by the Office of Admissions. If verified, UHCSR will email the student with a premium payment link. Insurance is activated only when the premium payment has been received by UHCSR.

International Students

  

Mid-Semester Enrollment

Enrollment outside of the normal open enrollment period is only allowed if a student has experienced a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), such as loss of parent's/spouse's insurance, marriage, birth of a child, etc. If you have experienced a QLE and would like to enroll in the student health insurance outside of the open enrollment period, please contact studenthealthinsurance@kumc.edu for enrollment instructions.

Please note that you only have a 30-day window around the date of your QLE to enroll in the student health insurance.

 

Claim Processing

After a claim is submitted on a student's health insurance, United Healthcare may ask the student to verify their enrollment status. United Healthcare will provide a form that needs to be completed by the University. If you receive such a request, please forward the verification form to studenthealthinsurance@kumc.edu, or drop your form off in the Registrar's Office, located in Dykes Library G035.

  

United Healthcare Vision and Dental Insurance

The United Healthcare Vision and Dental insurance plans are optional enrollment plans available to all students. Open enrollment is held before the beginning of the Fall semester (July-August) and before the beginning of the Spring semester (December-January). Open enrollment for the 2019 Annual terms of the vision and dental plans is now available and will close August 31, 2019. Please see enrollment instructions below.

Vision Insurance

  • To review the vision insurance plan, go to uhcsr.com/kumc and select the Explore Policy link inside the box labeled Vision- followed by your enrollment category (Health Science, International, GTA/GRA). The informational brochure is also attached here.
     
  • To enroll in the plan, select the Explore Policy link inside the box labeled Vision- followed by your enrollment category (Health Science, International, GTA/GRA) and then select the Enroll Now link the lower right corner. Payment will be due at the time of enrollment.

Dental Insurance

  • To review the dental insurance plan, go to uhcsr.com/kumc and select the Explore Policy link inside the box labeled Dental- followed by your enrollment category (Health Science, International, GTA/GRA). The informational brochure is also attached here.
  • To enroll in the plan, select the Explore Policy link inside the box labeled Dental- followed by your enrollment category (Health Science, International, GTA/GRA) and then select the Enroll Now link the lower right corner. Payment will be due at the time of enrollment.

 

Questions?

If you have general questions about health insurance, please review the Health Insurance FAQs website.

If you have enrollment questions or need additional information, please contact Valerie Noack at (913) 945-7347 or studenthealthinsurance@kumc.edu.

Questions regarding the United Healthcare policy or benefits should be directed to United Healthcare at 1-888-344-6104 or customerservice@uhcsr.com.

Last modified: Aug 01, 2019
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