University of Rochester


If you have questions about health insurance for families offered through the University Health Service, contact the UHS Insurance Advisor at

Health Insurance
for Your Domestic Partner

Domestic partners must meet specific criteria to be eligible to enroll in the insurance offered through the University Health Service. Click here for information about enrolling your domestic partner in health insurance.

Please send questions about the technical structure/operation to the UHS Web Master
Last modified: Thursday, 02-Jun-2016 12:12:43 EDT

University Health Service (UHS)

Fees for Student Families

with a Spouse, Domestic Partner, and/or Child(ren)

Students who enroll in the University-sponsored Aetna Student Health insurance can enroll their spouse/domestic partner*, and/or child(ren) in the insurance plan. Married students without children will find this option less expensive than enrolling in a family insurance plan. With this option, the student and spouse/domestic partner each pay the mandatory health fee and the health insurance fee. The spouse receives the same coverage through the mandatory health fee and the health insurance as the student.

2016-2017 Health Fees
(August 1, 2016- July 31, 2017)
Student Spouse/Domestic Partner* One Child 2 or More Children
University-sponsored Insurance $2,460 $2,460 $2,460 $4,920
Mandatory Health Fee $564 $564 N/A*** N/A***
Total Fee $3,024 $3,024
(+ $3,024
for student)
(+ $3,024
for student)
(+ $3,024
for student)

* A domestic partner is a person living with the student as a domestic partner with whom the student cannot legally marry, e.g., partner of the same sex. Check Insurance for Domestic Partners on this web site for eligibility guidelines for domestic partners.
** The cost for insurance for two or more children is $4,920.
*** The option to pay the mandatory health fee and receive services at UHS and UCC is not available for children under age 16.

In Summary – Mandatory Health Fee + Health Insurance

for 2016-2017:

Enrolling in the University-Sponsored Health Insurance

Students enroll by completing the Online Health Insurance Process. The link to the Online Insurance Process is in the pink "Quick Links" box on the UHS home page. The link will be active during Fall Open Enrollment (June 7 – September 15) and Winter Open Enrollment (November 9 – January 30). Access to Winter Open Enrollment is limited to students who are beginning full-time studies in January or who are returning to full-time status in January.

When completing the Online Insurance Process, you will have the option to enroll a spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent children. Students enrolling their spouse and/or dependent children will be charged the full amount at the time of enrollment. The payment will be paid directly to Aetna Student Health.

Questions about Health Insurance

If you have questions about the mandatory health fee and/or health insurance, please write to the UHS Insurance Advisor at for assistance. It is helpful if you include your student ID (if known) and your birthdate. You might also include your school/college (e.g., The College, Warner School, Simon School) in your message.