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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.


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 (
  • 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


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 has not yet begun. An email will be sent out to all students once open enrollment is available. This website will be updated as more information is available.


Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, students' academic programs will need to be verified before students can enroll in the health insurance. This verification will occur through an enrollment request on the UHCSR-KUMC website. Additional instructions will be posted here as they become available.

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

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 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, or drop your form off in the Registrar's Office, located in Dykes Library G035.


International Students

There are additional insurance requirements for international students. Please review the International Student Health Insurance website for further information and instructions.



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

Questions regarding the United Healthcare policy or benefits should be directed to United Healthcare at 1-888-344-6104 or

Last modified: Jul 11, 2019