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Insurance Requirement

The University of Idaho requires all full-time, fee-paying, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits; graduate/Law students enrolled in 9 or more credits; and all international students to submit proof of valid health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Students subject to the requirement may choose to rely on personal health insurance or enroll in UI's Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP).

Personal insurance information must be submitted online before the first day of the semester. To submit information:

  1. Log in to VandalWeb using your NetID and password
  2. Click on “Students Menu”
  3. Click on "Student Health Insurance Menu"
  4. Click on “Health Insurance Information Form”
  5. Select term from the drop-down list
  6. Complete form
  7. Submit

Printable Health Insurance Information Form

Students who register for classes after the semester begins or who did not submit a Health Insurance Information Form online before the first day of classes (late fees will apply) may print and submit a Health Insurance Information Form.

Download 2016-2017 Health Insurance Information Form (PDF) »

Fax completed forms to (208) 885-1002 or place in the SHIP drop box inside the University Avenue entrance of the Student Health Services building. View map »

Students who submitted a Health Insurance Information Form and have a change in policy may update information online after the semester begins. To submit information:

  1. Log in to VandalWeb using your NetID and password
  2. Click on “Students Menu”
  3. Click on "Student Health Insurance Menu"
  4. Click on “Update Health Insurance Information Form”
  5. Select term from the drop-down list (only available after semester begins)
  6. Complete form
  7. Submit

UI offers the Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) to students not covered by personal insurance. Learn more »

The University of Idaho requires all full-time, fee-paying, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits; graduate/Law students enrolled in 9 or more credits; and all international students to submit proof of valid health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Students subject to the requirement may choose to rely on personal health insurance or enroll in UI's Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP).

Students who are discovered to be uninsured or have insurance that does not meet the minimum requirements will be enrolled in the UI's Student Health Insurance Program, and a semester charge will be placed on the student's account.

Health insurance must meet the minimum requirements or substantial compliance standards to qualify.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Effective on or before the first day of the semester student is enrolling in.
  2. Active and continuous for the entire semester with no break in coverage.
  3. Include coverage for illness and injury (accident only plans do not qualify).
  4. Include coverage for emergency and non-emergency services in the Moscow/Pullman area; OR area of program.
  5. Include coverage for mental health and prescription services.
  6. Cover injury while participating in intramural, club, or NCAA intercollegiate sports programs (if participating).
  7. International students may have additional requirements per Department of State regulations.

Substantial Compliance Standards

  1. Effective on the first day of the calendar month following the first day of the semester.
  2. Effective on or before the first day of the calendar month following an involuntary loss of previous coverage.
  3. Gaps in coverage of no more than 7 days.
  4. Access to COBRA coverage for gaps longer than 7 days.

Contact Us

Idaho Commons Room 406

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4201
Moscow, ID 83844

Phone: (208) 885-2210

Fax: (208) 885-1002

Email: health@uidaho.edu

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