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 the qualifications, they can voluntarily opt-in by the posted deadline by submitting any required documentation and the category specific application form to the MSU Denver Student Insurance office at [email protected]

For students who have had a recent loss of coverage after the semester’s opt-in deadline, and are currently registered for 9 credits (6-8 for graduate students) who want to know if they qualify for SHIP, should contact the Student Insurance Office at [email protected] for more information.

Graduate Students

Graduate Students taking 6-8 credits in the Fall or Spring semesters (6 or more in the Summer) can opt-in to SHIP by completing and submitting the Graduate Student Enrollment Form to the MSU Denver Student Insurance office at [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 that the student will graduate at the end of the enrolled semester is required!

The Graduating 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 at [email protected] by the opt-in deadline posted on Coverage Dates, Premiums & Deadlines to enroll in SHIP. 

Summer Semester Coverage

If you are already enrolled in Spring Semester SHIP, the coverage period includes Summer Semester coverage!

Optional Summer Semester health insurance coverage is available to incoming undergraduate students who register for 9 or more summer credits, or graduate students who register for 6 or more summer credits, by the opt-in deadline. There is no requirement for students to be enrolled in SHIP for summer semester, only if they were already enrolled in SHIP for Spring semester because it includes a total of 7 months of coverage that continues through summer semester.

Your tuition account cannot be billed for the summer health insurance premium, instead the Summer Enrollment Form must be completed and full premium paid by credit card and submitted to [email protected] by the opt-in enrollment deadline posted on Coverage Dates, Premiums & Deadlines to enroll on SHIP.

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