Student Health Insurance Waiver Requirements
Upon registering for 9 or more credit hours, students are automatically enrolled and charged for the University sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
Students are eligible to opt-out of the University requirement by submitting an online waiver by the semester deadline if they are active on a compliant outside healthcare plan of which they are the primary policy holder or an eligible dependent. J-1 visa students have additional University requirements listed below.
Outside healthcare plans must meet the standards of either the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA), the
U.S. Department of State, the State of Colorado or Metropolitan State University of Denver.
The following types of health insurance meet the University requirement:
J1 Visa Student Insurance Requirements:
Healthcare plans must be in effect no later than September 1st to opt-out of the Fall semester and February 1st to opt-out of the Spring semester.
The following types of health insurance do not qualify to opt-out of the University requirement: