UMA Student Health Insurance Plan

NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT AND OPPORTUNITY REGARDING STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

(For questions regarding the SHIP, please contact Student Accounts by phone 207-621-3131 or email STUDENTACCOUNTS@maine.edu.)

All campuses in the University of Maine System (UMS) require proof of health insurance as a condition of enrollment for students who fall into specific categories (defined below). This policy is intended to support students’ progress toward their academic goals by providing access to a reasonably priced Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP). This insurance requirement applies only to UMA students who fall into the following categories:*

  • All undergraduate students registered for 9 or more UMS credits in a fall or spring semester
  • All International students attending UMA on an F-1 visa
  • All UMA degree candidates in the following academic programs who are registered for 1 or more UMS credits in a fall or spring semester:**
    •  B.S. in Aviation
    • Certificate in Dental Assisting
    • A.S. in Dental Assisting
    • A.S. in Dental Hygiene
    • B.S. in Dental Hygiene
    • B.S. in Nursing
    • B.S. in Nursing 1+3 Year UMA-UMFK
    • B.S. in Veterinary Technology

*Students who reside outside of Maine during the applicable semester(s) of enrollment are exempt.

**Does not apply to students in pre-majors seeking admission to these programs unless they are registered for 9 or more UMS credits in a fall or spring semester.

 

FY 2021 Rates:

Annual Coverage
(08/01/2020-07/31/2021)
Spring Coverage
(01/01/2021-07/31/2021)
Enrollment/Waiver
Deadline
October 1, 2020 February 28, 2021
Student Only $2,264 $1,314

 

Please click HERE to complete the waiver process, complete enrollment or to learn more about the plan details. Select “Student Login” at the top, use your MaineStreet login. Please allow 48hours for processing waivers/enrollment.

For Fall 2020: All students who meet the criteria described above will automatically be enrolled and their student account will be billed for the SHIP annual premium of $2,264. Students who already have health insurance coverage and do not wish to participate in the SHIP will have an opportunity to withdraw from this coverage and charge via an on-line waiver process. Also, students who meet the criteria and wish to take advantage of the SHIP and/or have no other health insurance coverage can complete the on-line enrollment steps to proactively confirm their enrollment. Students will be notified through MaineStreet Message Center when the waiver/enrollment forms are available. Timely enrollment will initiate access to their insurance ID card and benefits on the effective date of the policy (August 1), thus maximizing the value of the policy. The deadline for waiving the SHIP is October 1, 2020.

For Spring 2021: All students who meet the criteria described above will automatically be enrolled and their student account will be billed for the SHIP spring/summer premium of $1,314. Students who already have health insurance coverage and do not wish to participate in the SHIP will have an opportunity, starting December 4, 2020, to withdraw from this coverage and charge via an on-line waiver process. Also starting in December, students who meet the criteria and wish to take advantage of the SHIP and/or have no other health insurance coverage can complete the on-line enrollment steps to proactively confirm their enrollment. Students will be notified through MaineStreet Message Center when the waiver/enrollment forms are available. Timely enrollment will initiate access to their insurance ID card and benefits on the effective date of the policy (January 1), thus maximizing the value of the policy. The deadline for waiving the SHIP is February 28, 2020 (new spring and transfer students only).

UMA students who do not fall into the categories outlined above will not be required to show proof of health insurance, nor will they be eligible to enroll in the SHIP.

Students participating in athletics and/or club sports should also contact the Office of Student Life, at 621-3374, for further information about the insurance requirement for student athletes.