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Emergency alert!

Due to the Hard Rock Hotel building collapse evacuation zone expansion, the Downtown Student Health Center and CAPS will be closed starting at 5 PM on 10/17/2019. It is currently unknown how long this closure will be in effect. Students should call (504) 865-5255 (Health Center) or (504) 314-2277 (CAPS) for information about appointments. The Uptown Health Center and CAPS operations are unaffected and will be open as usual.

Health Insurance Requirements

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).

Which Tulane students are required to have health insurance?

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.

Actions required by students

Students who are required to have health insurance must choose between the following options by the deadline posted below:

  1. enrolling in T-SHIP
  2. opting out of T-SHIP by receiving an approved waiver after demonstrating coverage meets or exceeds University standards

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.

Request T-SHIP coverage.

Opt out of T-SHIP.

Health Insurance Action Dates and Deadlines
2019-20 Annual Academic Year

New and returning students
Enrollment Open: June 10, 2019
Compliance Deadline: Aug. 1, 2019

2020 Spring Semester 

Students attending for the first time this academic year
Enrollment Open: December 5, 2019
Compliance Deadline: January 15, 2020

Which Tulane students are not required to have health insurance?

Non-degree-seeking students

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.

Learn how to request T-SHIP coverage.

School of Professional Advancement students

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.

Learn how to request T-SHIP coverage.

Distance Learning students

Distance Learning students are not required to have health insurance and are not eligible to enroll in T-SHIP.