Health, Wellness & Counseling
Proof of Valid Health Insurance
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 U of I's Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Detailed information regarding the health insurance requirement, minimum policy and substantial compliance standards, and verification processes as well as links to the appropriate forms are available at www.uidaho.edu/studentinsurance.
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Review the U of I SHIP webpage for information and forms. Select and download the necessary brochures for eligibility, enrollment, policy and waiver process details associated with the State Board of Education's insurance requirement.
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) in Boise
- In-network medical benefits for covered services are available through PHCS Network. You should always verify your provider’s network status online with PHCS Network or call 888-636-7427 prior to obtaining services. For the current listing of in-network providers, check the MultiPlan website. For providers in Idaho, Washington or Montana choose “First Choice Health PPO Network” under “Other Networks Logos”. You will need to identify the PHCS logo under “Most Common Logos” for states other than Idaho, Washington or Montana.
- Full-time University of Idaho Boise students may access Boise State University Health Services located at 1529 Belmont Street. A summary of health services is available online. University of Idaho students are responsible for all fee-for-service charges, including office visits, specialty procedures, clinical lab services, pathology, prescriptions, etc. The student’s insurance plan will be billed directly for these charges, with the student responsible for any unpaid balance (co-pays, deductibles, non-covered service). If a student is covered by SHIP, claims are submitted to AmeriBen (1-800-953-1801), the claims administrator, when a student presents their proof of insurance card. Claims for covered services are processed at the in-network level of benefits.
- In-network prescription drug benefits for covered medications is through Magellan Rx Management. Magellan Rx is a nationwide prescription drug benefit manager. The co-payment amounts for covered medications is $20 generic/$50 brand/$100 non-formulary for Domestic (or Permanent Resident) Students and $30 generic/$60 brand/$100 non-formulary for International Students. For further information, visit the U of I SHIP website.