Access to health care and adequate health insurance are essential to students’ health and their ability to achieve their goals at Tulane. Tulane requires degree-seeking students and Tulane-sponsored students in J-1 status to maintain adequate, quality medical insurance.
To fulfill this requirement, students must either demonstrate that they are enrolled in a health insurance plan that meets or exceeds University standards for adequate insurance or enroll in the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP).
New and returning students who are degree seeking and/or Tulane University sponsored students in J-1 status are required to have adequate health insurance that meets or exceeds Tulane University standards, either through the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) or a comparable health insurance plan based in the United States. This requirement also applies to degree-seeking students who may live off campus, participate in out-of-town internships or study abroad for any length of time during the academic year.
Students who are required to have health insurance must choose between the following options by the deadline posted below:
Below are some helpful links to aid students in making this decision.
Reminders to take action are sent periodically to students’ Tulane email accounts.
If students do not receive an approved waiver request by the deadline, they will be automatically enrolled in T-SHIP and charged for the premium. The charge for the T-SHIP premium will be placed on the student’s accounts receivable bill, and they will be responsible for paying the full charge. They will be unable to cancel coverage for any reason. It is best for students to take action as early as possible to avoid being charged for unwanted insurance coverage.
To further understand the action steps required by students, please access this helpful health insurance action flowchart.
|Health Insurance Action Dates and Deadlines|
2019-20 Annual Academic Year
New and returning students
2020 Spring Semester
Students attending for the first time this academic year
Non-degree-seeking students are not required to have health insurance; however, if enrolled in 3 credit hours or more, they are eligible to enroll in T-SHIP. Eligible non-degree-seeking students who wish to enroll in T-SHIP must request coverage. They will not be automatically enrolled.
School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) students are not required to have health insurance; however, if enrolled in 3 credit hours or more, they are eligible to enroll in T-SHIP. Eligible SoPA students who wish to enroll in T-SHIP must request coverage. They will not be automatically enrolled.
Distance Learning students are not required to have health insurance and are not eligible to enroll in T-SHIP.