|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 2, 2019
Compliance Deadline: January 15, 2020
Enrolling in T-SHIP
The Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) is provided through United Healthcare Student Resources. To enroll, students must request coverage online through the United Healthcare Student Resources website.
Request T-SHIP coverage now (degree-seeking).
Request T-SHIP coverage now (non-degree seeking and SOPA).
Paying for T-SHIP
Students are billed for T-SHIP premiums in the same way they are billed for tuition and other fees. The premium is applied to the student’s Accounts Receivable, and then The University pays the premium directly to the insurance company.
Health insurance compliance deadline and default enrollment
Students who are required to have health insurance and intend to enroll in T-SHIP are urged to do so by the compliance deadline posted above. Students who fail to either enroll in T-SHIP or opt out of T-SHIP by the compliance deadline will be automatically enrolled in T-SHIP and will be responsible for paying the full premium. Please do not wait to be enrolled by default as this may result in paying out of pocket for medical services until coverage is active.
Please note that non-degree-seeking students and SoPA students will not be enrolled in T-SHIP by default. However, if they are enrolled in at least 3 credit hours, they may request coverage online through the United Healthcare Student Resources website. Distance learning students will not be enrolled in T-SHIP by default and are not eligible to enroll in T-SHIP.
Who is eligible to enroll in T-SHIP?
Except for distance learning students, all degree-seeking registered students, part-time registered students with at least 3 credit hours, dissertation, teaching assistants, professional and executive program students are eligible for T-SHIP. No student will be enrolled in T-SHIP until they have confirmed their registration with the registrar's office. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Insurance Enrollment and Verification Office.