Health Insurance Requirement
MSU Denver students taking nine (9) or more credit hours in the Fall or Spring are required to have health insurance that complies with the University requirement. To learn about the health insurance requirement, please view a brief video at: https://healthcenter1.com/domestic-health-insurance-requirement/
Students can meet the requirement by fulfilling option A or B:
Option One: Students can accept automatic enrollment in the University sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Enrollment is automatic when a student registers for nine or more credit hours in the Fall or Spring semester.
Option Two: Students insured by an outside federally compliant health plan can submit an online health insurance waiver form by the published semester deadline to opt-out of the University sponsored SHIP.
Additional details regarding both options can be found by going to: https://healthcenter1.com/opt-out-waiver-instructions/
The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is designed specifically for MSU Denver students (regardless of immigration status) taking nine (9) or more credit hours in the Fall or Spring semesters. This comprehensive plan is designed to comply with any federal requirement, save students money and time, and provide convenient access to quality medical care on and off campus. SHIP provides twelve (12) months of insurance coverage for students taking nine (9) or more credit hours in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
SHIP OFFERS STUDENTS EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS & SAVINGS AT THE HEALTH CENTER AT AURARIA:
100% coverage for all medical services;
- $0 office visits, procedures and supplies
- $20 maximum cost per prescription
- NO deductible, NO co-insurance, NO co-payments
For students with outside health insurance, who are taking nine or more credit hours, an electronic waiver form is required each Fall and Spring semester. Students who initially register for nine or more credit hours, but subsequently drop below nine credit hours before the waiver compliance deadline, will automatically have the insurance charge removed from their tuition bill and will not be covered by the University-offered health insurance for the current semester. Student taking less than nine (9) credit hours are not permitted to voluntarily participate in the University-offered student health insurance plan.
If a semester premium is not paid in full, any submitted claims during that semester will be denied. For additional insurance information go to: https://msudenver.edu/healthcenter/msudenverplans/
Colorado State law requires any student enrolled for one or more credit hours in higher education to comply with the State’s immunization policy. This policy also applies to active military students, graduate students, students taking on-line only classes and those studying abroad.
The immunization requirement is in place to ensure the health and safety of all constituents on the Auraria campus and the University is required by State law to enforce this requirement in the interest of public health.
Students must comply with the State of Colorado’s Immunization Policy requirements for higher education by submitting documentation of their previous immunizations, specifically providing proof of 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine(measles/mumps/rubella.) or proof of having received two doses of measles vaccine, two doses of mumps vaccine and two doses of rubella vaccine. This documentation must be submitted during the first semester of attendance by the immunization deadline to the Auraria Immunizations Office. The summer/fall deadline is October 1 and the spring deadline is March 1.
Students living in on-campus housing must provide proof of Meningococcal Meningitis Immunization within the most recent 5 years. Those who have not received this immunization have two options:
- Complete the Auraria Immunization Compliance Form and indicate in the Meningococcal Waiver section that you have reviewed and understand the risks of contracting meningococcal meningitis and do not intend to receive the vaccine.
- Schedule a vaccination. Vaccination is available at The Health Center at Auraria or with your healthcare provider. Health insurance covers 100% of routine vaccines. Call 303-615-9997 to schedule and/or verify insurance eligibility.”
Students who do not comply with this requirement will not be able to eligible to register for future semesters. Non-compliant students will have an immunization “hold” put on their account if they have not submitted their immunization documentation by the published deadline during their first semester of attendance.
For additional information go to: https://healthcenter1.com/immunization-requirement/.