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Special Open Enrollment Now Due to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan has opened enrollment for immediate coverage. The coverage dates will be 3/23/20 -  8/23/20 (the last day for the 2019-20 plan). The premium cost for an individual student is $713 and payment is due at the time of enrollment. To enroll go to BCN U-M Domestic Student Health Plan. Benefit details can be found under “Get Coverage Information" on that webpage, and below. The last day to purchase coverage for this special enrollment period is 4/6/2020 at 11:59 PM.

If you need health insurance, please consider this plan, which was developed with students' needs in mind. The enrollment deadline for the coverage period 5/1/20-8/23/20 is May 31, 2020.

The annual purchase price is $1709, with $100 deductible for in-network care, and $100 deductible for out-of-network care. See more on costs and coverage periods below.

This plan is available to students on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn or Flint campuses.

To save money on health care, currently enrolled U-M students on the Ann Arbor campus should visit UHS first. 

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Why buy this health insurance plan?

  • A low-priced, voluntary plan available to all U-M students through Blue Care Network of Michigan
  • Annual purchase price will be $1709, with an annual deductible of $100 for in-network care and $100 for out-of-network care
  • Provides coverage throughout the U.S.
  • Complies with the Affordable Care Act, with coverage comparable to a "platinum" plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Is sponsored by the University of Michigan

Benefits include:

  • ​Prescription drug coverage
  • Clinic visits
  • Mental health
  • Annual vision exam
  • Hospitalization
  • Emergency room visits
  • Ambulance service
  • Dental coverage
  • And more - see Benefits at a Glance (PDF)

Who can enroll (eligibility)?

This plan is available to: 

  • U-M students, including undocumented students, who are enrolled in classes or between semesters (e.g. during spring/summer session) at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn or Flint campuses, including:
    • Graduate and doctoral students who are completing graduation requirements (writing thesis, preparing dissertation, studying for prelims, studying abroad on detatched study, pre-doctoral candidates, etc.)
    • International students, students with dual citizenship and international scholars who are not eligible for International Student and Scholar Health Insurance Plan
  • Green card holders who meet the above qualifications
  • Eligible spouses, unmarried domestic partners of any gender and children (up to age 26) of all the groups listed above, if the student is enrolled in the insurance

A U-M student enrolled in the Plan who is on an approved medical leave of absence needs to have purchased the insurance prior to the event causing medical leave. Coverage for medical leave cannot extend beyond one Policy Year past the current year enrolled for classes.

After the enrollment deadline, only those students who have involuntarily lost health insurance coverage through a Qualifying Life Event are eligible to purchase the plan, limited to within 30 days after the Qualifying Life Event. Qualifying Life Events include turning age 26 and being removed from your parent's health insurance, the birth of a baby or marriage or ending of an insurance policy. 

Coverage periods, costs and payment:

2019-20 Policy Year
Coverage Period A. Annual
(See also Annual Installment Payments directly below)
B. Winter C. Spring/ Summer
Effective dates 8/24/19-8/23/20 1/1/20-8/23/20 5/1/20-8/23/20
Payment deadline  9/30/19 1/31/20 5/31/20
End of open enrollment period 9/30/19 1/31/20 5/31/20
Premium Cost:
Student only $1709 $1100 $538
Student + 1 (Adult or Child) $3,352 $2156 $1056
Student + 2 or more $4,995 $3,212 $1,574

Annual Installment Payments: This is an annual plan for the entire policy year. You may elect the annual installment payment, which consists of three payments. Premium payments for Periods 2 and 3 will AUTOMATICALLY be charged to the same form of payment used for Period 1. An email notification will be sent prior to the next payment due date. If your credit card is denied, you will be given the opportunity to provide alternative payment details, but this must be received no later than the deadline as listed below. No late enrollment is allowed. Once Annual Installment Payments are chosen, there are no cancellations and no refunds other than described in the Member Guide (PDF), page 3, in the paragraph starting, "A pro-rata refund of unearned premium..."

Premium Cost - Annual Installment Payments (2019-20 policy year):
  1st payment: 2nd payment: 3rd payment:
Effective Dates 8/24/19-1/31/20 2/1/20-5/31/20 6/1/20-8/23/20

Payment deadline

9/30/19 1/15/20 5/15/20
End of open enrollment period 9/30/19 1/31/20 5/31/20
Student only $752 $564 $393
Student + 1 (Adult or Child) $1475 $1106 $771
Student + 2 or more $2,198 $1,648 $1149

How to enroll:

Enrollment is only available during open enrollment periods, unless you have a Qualifying Life Event such as turning age 26 and being removed from your parent's health insurance, the birth of a baby or marriage or ending of an insurance policy. 

Note the open enrollment deadlines: Annual 9/30/19, Winter 1/31/20, Spring/Summer 5/31/20

Eligibility for enrollment is subject to verification.

To enroll online:

  1. Go to the BCN U-M Domestic Student Health Plan and click the green "Enroll" button
  2. You will be transferred to the Relations website, which handles enrollment for the BCN U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan. Click the orange "ENROLL" button on the Relations website. 
  3. You will go to the Online Enrollment page on the Relations website. Click the blue "Start Enrollment" button. 
  4. If you agree to terms, click the blue "Yes, I agree to the above and would like to continue" button.
  5. Select who will be covered by insurance:
    1. If you are an individual student, click "Enrollee." 
    2. If you have one or more family members you would like to add, use the + or - symbols under "Dependents" and click Add.
  6. After selecting the correct number of members to be enrolled, click the blue "Check out" button, follow instructions and pay.

How to find a doctor outside of Michigan

Follow instructions at Find a Doctor outside of Michigan - Step by Step (PDF).

Student Health Insurance Committee (SHIC)

The Student Health Insurance Committee negotiates this insurance plan for students and addresses domestic student health insurance issues. Student participation is welcome. 

More information:

See Frequently Asked Questions about how to use the plan

For enrollment questions, contact Relation at: 

For benefit information, BCN U-M Student Health Plan, 800-662-6667 

UHS Managed Care/Student Insurance Office:

2018-19 Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan

International Student and Scholar Health Insurance Plan