What are the Advantages of Student Health Insurance?

Student Health Insurance Plan 2017-2018

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Welcome to the University of Maine at Augusta Student Health Insurance webpage!

PLEASE NOTE: THE INSURANCE CARRIER FOR THE 8-1-17 THRU 7-31-18 POLICY YEAR HAS CHANGED TO AETNA STUDENT HEALTH. THE BENEFITS HAVE ALSO CHANGED. PLEASE REVIEW THE ONLINE STUDENT HEALTH BROCHURE AND PREFERRED PROVIDER NETWORK TO BE SURE YOU ARE AWARE OF THE BENEFITS AND THE IN-NETWORK DOCTORS, HOSPITALS, AND OTHER PROVIDERS.


The University of Maine System's seven campuses require proof of health insurance as a condition of enrollment for all students fitting the criteria outlined below. In conjunction with this, the University of Maine System is making a Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP) available. To access a brief description of the Student Health Insurance Plan select the "Student Health Insurance Plan Summary" link from the menu located on the left of this webpage.


UMA requires students in the following categories to have health insurance as a condition of course enrollment:


  • All Undergraduate students with 9 credits or more
  • All A.S. in Nursing students
  • All B.S. in Nursing students
  • All A.S. Veterinary Technology students
  • All Certificate in Dental Assisting students
  • All A.S. in Dental Assisting students
  • All A.S. in Dental Hygiene students
  • B.S. in Aviation students


PLEASE NOTE: UMA students meeting the above noted criteria will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP with the Annual premium of $1692.00 being placed on their student account.



WAIVER: Students who already have adequate health insurance coverage through another insurer and do not wish to participate in the SHIP will be given the opportunity starting mid June to withdraw from this coverage by selecting the "Waive the Health Insurance" link from the menu located on the left side of this webpage and entering their health insurance information.


Waiver Deadline Fall 2017: October 1, 2017


ENROLLMENT: Those who want to take advantage of the SHIP and/or have no other insurance coverage beginning early July should complete the on-line enrollment steps to confirm their enrollment and to get access to their ID card and benefits on the effective date of the policy. The Enrollment deadline is October 1, 2017.


Please select the appropriate link and follow the prompts to either enroll or waive the insurance if you are in one of the listed categories.