Special Coverages

Special Coverages

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Special Coverages

There are unique situations when a student will not qualify for automatic SHIP enrollment. Below are three categories in which MSU Denver students can voluntarily opt-in to the Student Health Insurance Plan if an application is submitted by the posted enrollment deadline. 

For students who meet a category qualification as explained below, they may voluntarily opt-in by the posted deadline by submitting any required documentation and associated enrollment form to the MSU Denver Student Insurance office: [email protected]

A student who will experience a loss of coverage event, and are currently registered for 9 credit hours (6-8 for Graduate students), should inquire about SHIP coverage by contacting the Student Insurance Office for more information.

Graduate Students

Graduate Students taking 6-8 credits in the Fall or Spring semesters (6 or more in the Summer) can voluntarily opt-in to SHIP by completing and submitting the Graduate Student Enrollment Form to the MSU Denver Student Insurance office ([email protected]) by the  opt-in deadline posted on Coverage Dates, Premiums & Deadlines. Graduate students registered for 9 or more credits in Fall or Spring are automatically enrolled and do not need to complete an enrollment form.

Graduating Students

Undergraduate students taking less than 9 credit hours in their final semester prior to graduation, can enroll in SHIP by completing the Graduating Student Enrollment FormIn addition, written documentation by the student’s academic advisor stating the student has less than 9 credit hours to graduate and will graduate at the end of the enrolled semester, is required!

The Graduating Student Enrollment Form and academic advisor letter (or copy of an email from your academic advisor) must be submitted together to the MSU Denver Student Insurance office by the opt-in deadline posted on Coverage Dates, Premiums & Deadlines to enroll in SHIP. 

Summer Semester Coverage

Tip: If you are enrolled in Spring Semester SHIP, the spring coverage automatically includes Summer coverage! Spring semester includes a total of 7 months of coverage, which includes the summer months. Student enrolled in Spring SHIP coverage cannot drop the summer months.

Optional summer semester health insurance coverage is only available to incoming Undergraduate students who register for 9 or more Summer credits and to Graduate students who register for 6 or more Summer credits by the Summer opt-in deadline. There is no automatic enrollment in Summer semester coverage, it’s voluntary and requires students to submit a Summer Enrollment Form 

Your tuition account cannot be billed for the summer health insurance premium, instead the Summer Enrollment Form must be completed and submitted with payment to the Student Insurance Office by the opt-in deadline posted on Coverage Dates, Premiums & Deadlines.

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