University Health and Counseling Services

Mandatory Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance Requirement 2014-2015

As of Octover 1st. 2014, you will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if you meet the eligibility criteria listed below.  After the October 1st. deadline, the annual premium of $942 that has been charged to your student account cannot be waived.

If you already have health insurance coverage, you may opt out of SHIP but you MUST take the following steps to WAIVE the enrollment:

  1. Go to: https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com/usmmaine
  2. Click on 2014-2015 USM Waiver From link
  3. Log on using Mainestreet ID# and birthdate
  4. Complete the form and submit
  5. You will receive an email message letting you know if your waiver has been approved

Uninsured students who meet the eligibility criteria and who wish to enroll in the SHIP should complete the following steps to CONFIRM enrollment:

  1. Go to: https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com/usmmaine.
  2. Click on Enrollment Form Link
  3. Log on using Mainestreet ID# and birthdate
  4. Complete the form and submit
  5. You will receive an email message letting you know if your waiver has been approved

Eligibility Criteria:

  • An undergraduate student taking 9 or more credits
  • A graduate or law student taking 6 or more credits
  • Enrolled in the School of Nursing or Athletic Training Program and doing clinical coursework
  • Enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Program at LAC

NOTE: 

  • SHIP is not sufficient to meet insurance requirements for international students with F or J visas
  • SHIP does not cover intercollegiate sports participation.  Supplemental plan required

Questions? Call Health and Counseling Services at 780-5411