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Insurance Requirement Appeals

The Student Insurance and Business Office, as the administrating department of the University of Idaho Insurance Requirement, has established the following procedure regarding health insurance appeals for exemptions or exceptions to the student health insurance requirement. 

Requesting an Appeal

A request for review must be submitted in writing to the Student Insurance and Business Office and must contain a clear and concise statement of the reason(s) for the appeal. The student has the burden of establishing justification and providing supporting documentation necessary to demonstrate the request for an appeal. 

The committee may also consider appeals for special circumstance SHIP enrollment. Requests should contain a clear and concise statement of the reason(s) for the appeal. Supporting documentation may be required from their academic advisor and/or department.

Requests for an appeal should be sent from the student’s official Vandal email to and should include their full legal name and Vandal number. 

Reviewing Appeal Requests

Once a request for review has been submitted, the Student Insurance and Business Office will compile background information from the student’s health insurance record including: SHIP audit log of communication and intercepts, verification process results, and current enrollment status. This information will be forwarded on to the appeals committee for final decision. 

Additional information and documents of coverage may be requested from the student during the appeal process.

Granting Appeals

An appeals committee meets monthly as needed to review requests for insurance requirement exemptions and exceptions. The student will be notified once a decision has been reached on whether or not their appeal was approved. 

Approved appeals are for one term only.

Contact Us

Physical Address:
831 Ash Street, Room 129, at the corner of University Ave. and Ash St.

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4203
Moscow, ID 83844

Phone: 208-885-2210

Fax: 208-885-1002


Web: Student Insurance