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Welcome to the Tulane University Student Health Insurance Enrollment or Waiver Application..

Tulane requires Full Time Students to have health insurance, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and provide access to quality care. This site contains information about the Tulane sponsored plan (Plan) with UnitedHealthCare Student Resources (UHCSR). The enrollment or waiver process must be completed on this site. Please follow the links below.

Full Time Student Enrollment or Waiver Provisions:
Tulane requires you to meet the enrollment or waiver requirement each academic year. It is important for you to make an informed health assessment each year; for instance, will you be participating in a study abroad program or do you only have coverage for emergencies? Will you “age off” of a parent’s policy at your twenty-sixth birthday?


  • The enrollment or waiver process is an annual one. You must make a selection each academic year.
  • The decision to enroll in or waive off the sponsored Plan is for the entire year, not just for the fall semester.
  • Full Time Students who do not respond by August 31, 2015 will be automatically enrolled and will be responsible for the premium.
  • Students may waive out of the sponsored Plan IF their current benefits/coverage is equal to or greater than the sponsored Plan.
  • Tulane University reserves the right to audit all waivers in order to ensure compliance with Tulane University insurance requirements. Please be sure to have a copy of your insurance policy as you may be asked to provide this documentation.
  • The UHCSR reserves the right to make the final determination regarding eligibility for initial and continued enrollment in this insurance Plan.
  • The Plan brochure, a full description of coverage, etc. can be found here: Brochure

Eligibility Criteria:

Full Time Students are required to enroll in or waive off the Plan and will be automatically enrolled in the Plan unless a waiver is submitted and approved by August 31, 2015. To enroll, please follow the enrollment instructions below.

Part Time Students (taking at least 6 credits), Executive Program Students, Dissertation Students, Master’s Research, Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and Students taking less than 6 credit hours to complete a degree requirement are not considered Full Time and WILL NOT be automatically enrolled. Should you fall under one of these categories and wish to enroll in the Plan please go to the web site at https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com/Tulane to complete your request.

Dependents of Students: Covered Students may enroll their lawful spouse, domestic partner, and dependent children and unmarried grandchildren in the legal custody of the grandparent. Children and grandchildren under age 26 are eligible. To enroll eligible dependents, enroll yourself first, then enroll dependents using the UHCSR MyAccount on line self-service.

Need Help?

If you have questions you may contact the following Tulane resources:
  • Enroll/Waiver Process – Please contact the Student Health Insurance Department at 504-865-5256 or email healthins@tulane.edu
  • Tulane Student Health Centers – Please contact the Student Health Uptown Campus at 504-865-5255 or Student Health Downtown Campus at 504-988-6169.



What To Consider Before You Start a Waiver Application

If you currently have health insurance with another insurance company, verify that your current benefits/coverage are equal to or greater than the Tulane sponsored Plan. Adequate alternate coverage must:
  • Cover the student the entire academic year
  • Have no annual maximum benefit per injury or illness
  • Cover both inpatient and outpatient care (including mental health) in the New Orleans area

Consider the following in evaluating your current health insurance before waiving the school sponsored Plan:
  • Will you be aging off your parents’ health insurance plan and will be left without coverage at some point during this year on your twenty-sixth birthday?
  • Is the sponsored Plan annual premium more affordable than your parents/spouse/employer’s annual premium?
  • Will you have insurance for a non-emergency services while on campus? Note: Many HMOs do not cover non-emergency services outside their home area.

Before beginning this waiver process, have the following materials with you:
  • Your current health insurance plan ID card
  • Your health insurance brochure or plan description

Upon completion of your waiver application you will be sent an email to your @tulane.edu address verifying the status of your waiver application as either approved or denied. Please click below to begin the waiver application.


If you are a Full Time Student and wish to enroll in the Tulane sponsored Plan with UnitedHealthcare Student Resources, DO NOT wait to be defaulted onto the Plan if you desire coverage! Follow the link below and log in to the enrollment site using your Tulane Student ID number (Splash Card number) and your date of birth to accelerate processing and the receipt of your insurance card.

If you are unable to log in to the enrollment site, please verify that you are registered for enough courses to have Full Time status. Contact the Tulane University Registrar to verify your Full Time status.

For Full Time students, the Annual premium of $2700.00 will be billed to your account through Tulane’s Accounts Receivable.

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