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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have health insurance on my bill? I'm already covered by a health insurance policy, and don't want to pay for this.
In addition to the mandatory health fee, all full-time students are required to have health insurance. Students who are covered by an existing policy may waive university-sponsored insurance if their existing policy meets University standards. All full-time students must indicate their preference by completing the online Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Process every year.
Completing the Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Process: The link is in the pink box on the UHS home page at If waiving UR-sponsored insurance, students will be asked to enter the name, address and phone number of their insurance company, as well as the contract number and the name of the primary insured person (usually a parent).
Deadlines: Undergraduate students are asked to complete this process by July 1 to avoid being charged for health insurance on the July statement.  Graduate students who are waiving health insurance must complete this process by the following deadlines to avoid a health insurance charge on their first statement:
Simon School graduate students who start the fall quarter in August: July 31
Eastman School graduate students: July 31
All other graduate students: September 1
If we have our own health insurance coverage, do we have to pay the mandatory health fee as well?
Yes. This fee is required for all full-time students. The mandatory health fee covers the services offered by the University Health Service (UHS) and the University Counseling Center (UCC). For more information, check their web sites at and
Why is the health insurance charge more for the spring semester? When we received the bill for the fall, it was less.
Effective Fall 2012, the health insurance cost for the fall semester provides 5 months of coverage (August 1-December 31), whereas the cost for spring semester provides 7 months of coverage (January 1-July 31).

Page updated 5/31/2013 - Maintained by the University Bursar's Office.
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