University Health Service

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Mission:

To serve as the representatives for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn Campus students, to evaluate and provide an affordable yet comprehensive Health Insurance Plan endorsed by the Central Student Government. (Medical, Behavioral Health, Vision, and Prescriptions, etc.)

See Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan for information on this plan. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Solicit, review, evaluate and recommend contracts for a comprehensive health insurance plan for students on all U-M campuses
  • Respond to input from students and health care providers and incorporate their input into future contracts when possible
  • During bid years (every five years), make presentations to Central Student Government, allowing students to ask questions and give direct feedback to the proposed insurance carrier
  • Recognize the diverse composition of the University student community and remain cognizant of this when recommending the contract
  • Take an active role in supporting future insurance planning for the University student community
  • Communicate and clarify information about insurance plans and concepts
  • Voting privileges: Must attend two of four meetings, of which includes at least one of the last two meetings, in order to vote.

Current goals:

  • To enhance communication and feedback on student health insurance needs
  • To educate a broader base of students on the importance and availability of health insurance
  • To create a network of student support for student insurance and the need for health insurance

Reporting:

The committee reports to the Director of University Health Service (UHS) and to the Associate Dean of Students in Student Life.

Membership:

Interested students and other current members of the University community are encouraged to participate.

Members must be a student enrolled for classes or a faculty/staff member during the current student health insurance policy year. If defined membership criteria is no longer met, membership terminates at the end of the current policy year.

Members include the following:

Ann Arbor campus:

  • Students
  • Benefits Office
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Dean of Students Office, Student Life
  • Dental School
  • International Center
  • Central Student Government (students and administration)
  • Office of Procurement
  • Office of the Vice President of Student Life
  • Rackham Graduate School (students and administration)
  • College of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Work (students and administration)
  • Center for Campus Involvement
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Spectrum Center
  • University Health Service (UHS)

Dearborn campus:

  • Students
  • Counseling & Support Services
  • International Office

Flint campus (students and administration):

  • Students
  • Campus Health Officer
  • Flint Urban Health and Wellness Center

Meetings:

Meetings are held an average of four times per year and on an as-needed basis.

Committee support:

The manager of the Managed Care/Student Insurance Office at University Health Service chairs this committee and maintains records (available upon request).

For more information:

Contact the UHS Managed Care/Student Insurance Office: