University of Maryland – College Park

Our Partner in Good Health

Undergraduate Students


Welcome to the Undergraduate Student Enrollment & Waiver Center! Here you will find all the necessary tools to enroll or waive your school sponsored policy.

We suggest you review the brochure for your rates, effective dates, and optional coverages before starting the enrollment/waiver process.


2018-2019 School Year



Undergraduate Student Eligibility 

All domestic undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours are required to purchase this insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.




Enrollment Deadlines:

  • Annual Enrollment Deadline: 9/15/18
  • Spring/Summer Enrollment Deadline: 2/15/19
  • Summer Enrollment: 6/30/19 (Enrollment is voluntary. Online Enrollment will open on May 15, 2019.  Must be enrolled in Summer Session 1 and taking 1 or more credits to be eligible.)


If you have missed the hard waiver enrollment deadline, but have not previously waived out of the insurance, you will be automatically enrolled in the insurance by your school, after the waiver deadline.


Waive Coverage (Opt Out of Coverage)

All hard waiver students are required to enroll/waive every fall, or if you are a new incoming spring student, enroll/waive in the spring. Enrolling/waiving coverage in the previous school year does not exempt you from enrolling/waiving coverage in the next.

For those students who do not submit an approved waiver form before the deadline, you will be automatically charged and officially enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Once enrolled there are no refunds or cancellations. (Please note, automatic enrollment will occur AFTER the waiver deadline.)

Enrollment Deadlines:

  • Annual Waiver Deadline: 9/15/18
  • Spring/Summer Waiver Deadline: 2/15/19


New students for Fall 2018 will be able to waive after they register for classes. 

ATTENTION:  All newly admitted international undergraduate students are automatically enrolled and cannot enroll themselves. If you have questions, please contact us at 

uhc-insurance@umd.edu


After you verify that you are a hard waiver student and have other insurance you will need:

  • Your current health insurance plan ID card
  • Your health insurance brochure or plan description

Dependent Enrollment

Eligible students who do enroll may also insure their dependents. Please see the certificate for the dependent eligibility.

Enrollment Deadlines: PLEASE NOTE:  Enrollment form and payment must be received in our office by:

  • Annual Enrollment Deadline: 9/15/18
  • Spring/Summer Enrollment Deadline: 2/15/19
  • Summer Enrollment: 6/30/19 (Enrollment is voluntary. Online Enrollment will open on May 15, 2019.  Must be enrolled in Summer Session 1 and taking 1 or more credits to be eligible.)


To enroll your dependent into coverage, please download the enrollment form below. Fill it out and send it in with payment to the address on the second page.

DOWNLOAD DEPENDENT ONLY Enrollment Form
Enrollment instructions can be found on the form.


Open Enrollment Period

When the Open Enrollment period closes, no further enrollments are allowed until the next open enrollment period.

Open Enrollment Periods for all Dependents and Students: If you have eligible dependents in the Fall or are a student in the Fall semester and eligible to purchase coverage and you choose not to enroll for coverage before the Annual Enrollment Deadline of *September 15, 2018, you or your dependents will not be eligible to enroll again until the next open enrollment period unless you experience a “Qualifying Life Event” during the year.

*For dependents or students in the Spring semester, your open enrollment deadline is February 15, 2019.

*For dependents or students in the Summer semester, your open enrollment deadline is June 30, 2019. (Must be enrolled in Summer Session 1 and taking 1 or more credits to be eligible)


Qualifying Life Event

Students who did not enroll themselves or their dependent(s) during the open enrollment period may be able to enroll in the policy if they experience a Qualifying Life Event.

Qualifying Life Events include:

  • Acquiring a new family member
  • Marriage/Civil Union
  • Divorce
  • Loss or change of Job
  • Expiration of Benefits


If you and/or your dependents meet the requirements for a Qualifying Life Event, you will need to provide the following:

  • Proof of qualifying life event/proof of involuntary loss of coverage
  • Enrollment Form
  • Payment


All documents and payment must be received within 30 days of the qualifying life event.

Please Contact Us for cost and enrollment information as a Qualifying Life Event.


If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please call 800-505-4160 or CONTACT US

We are always happy to help in any way.

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