Student Insurance

The Waiver/Enrollment Period for Fall 2014 is NOW OPEN (see below*)

To support the educational mission of the Colorado School of Mines and the academic success of our students by offering high quality health insurance, at a reasonable cost.

Health Insurance Requirement
Colorado School of Mines is committed to the health and well-being of all of its students. Good health is essential to academic success. The Colorado School of Mines has required students to have adequate health insurance as a condition of enrollment since 1991. No distinction is made for part-time versus full-time status. Degree-seeking U. S. Citizen and Permanent Resident students who demonstrate coverage that meets CSM requirements may waive the SHIP provided by CSM using the online enrollment/waiver system. Information on coverage requirements can be found the "MEASURE UP" page.

2014 - 2015 Policy Information from UnitedHealthCare StudentResources

Annual Enrollment
A student's enrollment into the Student Health Insurance Program is an annual selection. The enrollment selection that the student chooses is binding for the entire academic year, including summer.
Please review this website for eligibility, benefits (click here for Plan Years 2013-14 and before) (click here for Policy Year 2014-15) and termination information on the Mines Student Health Insurance Program.

NCAA Intercollegiate Athletes
Information about Intercollegiate Sports Coverage. NCAA Intercollegiate Athletes: See this page for coverage information.

International Students:
All International students enrolled in courses at the Colorado School of Mines are required to enroll in the SHIP.
This requirement applies to all International Students (excludes International Scholars who have been awarded research, teaching or faculty appointments).
International students who have government, embassy or US-based company sponsorships may be able to waive the SHIP.  International students must waive using  a paper waiver.  Wavivers need to be turned in to the Student Health Benefits Office, located in the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street, #207.

*The Waiver/Enrollment Period for Fall, 2014 opened August 1, 2014 and continues to September 3, 2014.
Waivers and Enrollment are completed online through the student's Trailhead account for Domestic Students.
International Students must Enroll or Waive in person.  Waivers and Enrollment forms can be turned in at the SHIP office, which is located on the second floor of the Wellness Center.

Instructions for Using the SHIP Online Enrollment/Waiver Process:

Login to Trailhead and click on the Self Service button.
Click on the Student link.
Click on the the Registration link.
Near the bottom of the list, right click on "Enroll/Waive in Student Health Insurance Plan" and choose "Open in New Tab/Window."
This should bypass any pop-up blocker you might have.
The page that displays is United's Enrollment/Waiver page. Follow the instructions on the page to complete your enrollment/waiver. It is recommended that you use the desktop browsers internet explorer, safari, or firefox as a mobile device may not work correctly. The system also does not support Chrome.

If you are ENROLLING:

• The sooner you enroll, the better! This will get you into all systems so that your coverage will be fully active on the plan start date.
• If you choose to default enroll, it may be mid September when you become fully activated

Spouses, domestic partners, and children of SHIP-Covered students are also eligible for participation in the SHIP.  Eligible dependents are:  the spouse (except in the event of divorce or annulment), domestic partner, and unmarried children younger than 26 years of age. Pro-rated costs are available for newly acquired dependents only.

Students wishing to enroll a spouse, domestic partner, or child(ren) in the SHIP must visit the Student Health Benefits Plan Coordinator’s office to complete an enrollment form and have the additional cost of coverage added to their tuition/fee billing. Eligible dependents may only be enrolled during the annual open enrollment period (August 1 to Census Day, September 3, 2014 ).  Students wishing to enroll dependents must complete a new enrollment form annually. Continued annual dependent coverage is not automatic. This form must be completed by Mines’ Census Day.

If you are WAIVING:

Please be sure you fill in ALL blanks, especially the name of the employer providing coverage. Many group plans through an employer will meet our waiver requirements, while some privately purchased plans do not. If you do not fill in the employer, it will cause your waiver to be delayed.
Be honest when filling out the waiver. Falsifying information in order to get the waiver accepted is a violation of CSM's Honor Code. If discovered, you will be automatically enrolled as an "unqualified late enrollee" which would result in monetary penalties and violating the honor code could result in academic penalties.
Be aware that it takes 3-5 BUSINESS days to process your waiver.
PRINT OUT THE CONFIRMATION PAGE AS WELL AS THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL . This is your proof of having submitted a waiver in the event of a problem.

If you encounter problems or have questions, contact the Student Health Benefits Coordinator at (303-273-3388), email, or subscribe to WordSecure and send a message using the web-based system.

Waivers need only be completed once per academic year.

Enroll Instructions

Waiver Instructions

Summary of Benefits for the SHIP




Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

The Waiver/Enrollment Period for Fall, 2014 opened August 1, 2014 and continues to September 3, 2014.
Enroll/Waive Instructions

Summary of Benefits for the SHIP

SHIP Brochure 2014-2015

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