- Am I eligible for coverage?
Full-time, co-op, and part-time students taking six or more credit hours are all eligible for coverage and will be automatically charged unless they have previously waived coverage during the current academic year. Graduate students registered for less than six (6) credit hours are eligible to enroll for coverage as long as they are registered for one (1) graduate credit hour each term they desire coverage (the graduate credit hour must be toward their degree and they must be matriculated into a program). The graduate student must submit an enrollment form by the third Friday deadline of the term they desire coverage.
- Am I covered by UC Student Health Insurance year-round?
To prevent a lapse in summer coverage, the University divides the annual premium into three term or two semester (law students only) payments. Premiums are paid fall term, winter term, and spring term. The spring coverage extends through summer, with no additional premium required. After transitioning to semesters, all students who enroll under Student Health Insurance prior to the fall and spring semester deadlines will have the same effective dates. Effective dates are August 13th and January 7th for fall and spring semesters, respectively. Students who purchase spring semester Student Health Insurance are automatically covered through summer semester with no additional premium due. Summer semester effective date is May 6th.
- What if I am currently covered by my parents', or spouses', health insurance?
If you are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan that is equal to, or better than UC Student Health Insurance, you may waive UC Student Health Insurance by submitting an on-line waiver by the deadline. All requests for exclusion for the term/semester involved must be received by the third Friday of that term/semester. CHECK YOUR COVERAGE with your parent or partner, and take a moment to review your coverage. Listed below are some examples of situations in which you may find that you are not covered.
If you are not a full time student;
If you are a student whose permanent residence is outside the immediate tri-state area and who is covered by an HMO or other managed care program, you may have limited benefits in Cincinnati;
If you reach a maximum age limit (26) or are married, you may not be covered as a dependent under a parent's health insurance plan;
If you declare financial independence in order to qualify for financial aid programs, you may be ineligible for coverage as a dependent under a parent’s plan regardless of your age.