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For plan details, including benefits and rates, please refer to Plan Information section below.


The University System of Georgia is pleased to be able to offer their students affordable, benefit rich Student Health Insurance Plans (SHIP). Here you have the option of enrolling yourself and eligible dependents in the plan offered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. While some students are mandated to be enrolled in a health insurance plan and are required to have insurance that meets the minimum standards (see the Mandatory SHIP Enrollment section below), optional enrollment in SHIP is also available to all students not mandated to have coverage, their spouse, and their dependents. Domestic students or International students holding a non-F or J visa status who are enrolled for six (6) or more credits per term or participating in Cooperative Education Programs and are enrolled in a degree-seeking program; or Domestic Graduate and Professional students or non-F or J visa holding international Graduate and Professional students enrolled in a minimum of three (3) graduate level credit hours and enrolled in a degree-seeking program are eligible to enroll in the Voluntary SHIP.

Voluntary Enrollment:. To enroll, click the "Enroll Now" link in the Enroll Online Now! section to your right.

Please note:
• Domestic students should enroll in policy 2016-202809-1.
• International students with non-F or J visa statuses should enroll in policy 2016-202809-4.

Voluntary enrollment closes February 15, 2017 for Spring/Summer 2017 coverage.


Please DO NOT select the "Enroll Now" link in the Enroll Online Now! section to your right. This is reserved for voluntary enrollment only!

The University System of Georgia requires certain groups of students to have health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. If you fall into one of the mandated categories of students listed below, you will be automatically enrolled in the mandatory student health insurance plan. If you have other health insurance, you must submit a waiver request to opt out of the mandatory plan. Your other health insurance coverage must meet certain minimum requirements as established by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents:

• Undergraduate and Graduate international students holding F or J visas.
• Students enrolled in programs that require proof of health insurance coverage.
• Graduate students receiving Qualified Graduate Assistantships.
• Graduate students receiving Qualified Fellowships (must be paid through UGA payroll).
• Graduate students receiving Qualified Training Grants (must be paid through UGA payroll).

Mandatory Enrollment and Waivers: . Mandated student wishing to enroll or to submit a waiver request, visit for the Mandatory Enrollment or Waiver Form.

The Waiver Period for the mandatory plan closes February 15, 2017 for Spring 2017.

No waivers for Spring 2017 will be processed after the stated deadline. Please be aware that students must submit a waiver request each semester.

Search for a Provider
If your plan includes access to a PPO network, you may search for providers by selecting the link below.

Healthcare provider or facility
Please use this link to search for participating providers or facilities.  

UHC Choice Plus  

Mental Health provider or facility
Please use this link to search for a mental or behavioral health provider or facility.  

United Behavioral Health

Plan Information

Review your statement of benefits in the links below, before enrolling in the plan. Each plan’s statement of benefits can be found in the brochure within the Schedule of Benefits section. If an enrollment form is applicable, then rates will be included in a form below.

2016-1 Domestic Brochure
2016-1 Domestic Voluntary Student and Dependent Enrollment Form
2016-1 Domestic Vision Enrollment Form
2016-1 Domestic Standalone Repatriation and Medical Evacuation Enrollment Form
2016-1 Domestic Vision Benefit Summary
2016-1 Domestic Summary Brochure

2016-4 International Brochure
2016-4 International Voluntary Student and Dependent Enrollment Form
2016-4 International Vision Enrollment Form
2016-4 International Standalone Repatriation/Medical Evacuation Enrollment Form
2016-4 International Vision Benefit Summary
2016-4 International Summary Brochure

If your plan includes prescription benefits, please use the Pharmacy Locator to find a participating retail pharmacy.

Are you looking for Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) documents? Click here.

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