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Welcome to the Augusta University student health insurance plan (SHIP). Here you have the option of enrolling or waiving out of the plan offered by United Healthcare Student Resources.

Open Enrollment will close on May 22, 2017

Students in these categories who are not covered by a policy held by a parent, spouse, company or organization on the approved waiver list or if the policy does not meet the minimum standards that have been established by United Healthcare Student Resources must purchase the USG SHIP policy.

  • All students enrolled in programs on the health sciences campus.
  • All graduate students receiving a Full Tuition Waiver as part of their graduate assistantship award
  • All undergraduate, graduate and ESL international students holding F or J visas.
  • All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of health insurance.
  • All graduate students receiving fellowships that fully fund their tuition.
  • International Scholars.

Students who fall into one of these categories and are already covered by an insurance policy (i.e. through parent plans, family plans or employer-sponsored plans) can easily opt out of the plan by applying for a waiver through a secure on-line process. Once the information has been verified and approved, a waiver will be processed and posted to your Augusta University student account. Please allow 5 days for the waiver process to be completed. Students listed in the above categories who fail to submit creditable health insurance information and opt out on-line will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the system-wide student health insurance plan. This charge will post to the student’s Augusta University student account.

The waiver period for your school has not started or it has already ended. Please contact your school for more information.

What’s Next?  

Once you have submitted your waiver application it will be reviewed. The review process could take up to 10 business days. During the review process you could be asked to submit to your Student Health Insurance Representative proof of your insurance. This could be, but is not limited to, insurance identification card, certificate of insurance, a letter from your insurance company, or your entire insurance policy that outlines your coverage. (All documentation must be in English.) You will be notified at the email address you provided in your waiver application of your approved or denied waiver.

If denied you may appeal this decision by contacting your institution's Student Health Insurance Representative by emailing They will also require you to submit documentation regarding your personal insurance policy.