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Annual Selection

If you select student health insurance, it will stay in place all academic year. You cannot drop or change term by term. Modifications are limited to Qualifying Events.

Deadlines, Rates and Date

 

2017-18 DEADLINES AND DATES

Rates for 2017-18 are in the process of being finalized. 

Student health insurance selections are considered annual selections. Once you select the SHI Benefits Plan, and as long as you meet continued eligibility, it is effective for the entirety of the remaining policy year and cannot be changed term-to-term within that policy year. For example, you cannot drop student health insurance coverage for spring/summer coverage period if you select in autumn. Exceptions are limited to Qualifying Events

COVERAGE PERIOD

START DATE

END DATE

DEADLINE to Select/Waive 

Full Policy Year (Autumn and Spring/Summer)

8/15/2017

8/13/2018

8/15/2017

Autumn 2017

8/15/2017

12/31/2017

8/15/2017

Spring/Summer 2018

1/1/2018

8/13/2018

1/2/2018

Summer only 2018*

5/9/2018

8/13/2018

6/4/2018

*Summer only is an option for students who were not enrolled in previous semesters of the academic year. 
 

 

2016-17 DEADLINES AND DATES

Student health insurance selections are considered annual selections. Once you select it, and as long as you meet continued eligibility, it is effective for the entirety of the remaining policy year and cannot be changed term-to-term within that policy year. For example, you cannot drop student health insurance coverage for spring/summer coverage period if you select in autumn. Exceptions are limited to Qualifying Events

COVERAGE PERIOD

START DATE

END DATE

DEADLINE to Select/Waive 

Full Policy Year (Autumn and Spring/Summer)

8/16/2016

8/14/2017

8/15/2016

Autumn 2016

8/16/2016

12/31/2016

8/15/2016

Spring/Summer 2017

1/1/2017

8/14/2017

12/31/2016

Summer only 2017*

5/10/2017

8/14/2017

6/5/2017

2016-17 RATES - Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan

Student health insurance is billed as a semester fee. (To estimate a monthly cost, divide the semester fee by 6). Coverage for the full policy year is billed at two different times: as a semester fee in autumn, and as a semester fee in spring. You will be billed for autumn and spring semesters if you initially select student health insurance in autumn and continue to meet eligibility. The fee in spring includes summer coverage. 

Coverage Level 

Fee Billed

Per Semester

Total Fees Billed Per Full

Policy Year (Autumn + Spring/Summer)

Summer Only*

Student

$ 1377

$2754

$ 688

Student + Spouse

$ 2754

$5508

$ 1376

Student + Child

$ 2754

$5508

$ 1376

Student + Spouse + Child

$ 4131

$8262

$ 2064

Student + 2 or more Children

$ 4131

$8262

$ 2064

Student + Spouse +2 or more Children

$ 5508

$11016

$ 2752

Funded graduate students can visit Ohio State Human Resource's Student Employee Benefits webpage for information about subsidies and health insurance options. If you are receiving a graduate subsidy where your department is paying 85% of your SHI Benefits Plan fee, your 15% will be deducted from the first four monthly paychecks in Autumn semester (September, October, November, December) and in Spring semester (January, February, March, April). For additional questions related to fee payment or charges, funded graduate students should call the Buckeye Link Office at 614-292-0300. 

SHI Benefits Plan rates reflect health care costs and member utilization, as well as new rules for rate-setting as required by the federal government.

*Available only when summer is a new student's first term at Ohio State for that academic year. 

 

2016-17 RATES - WilceCare Supplement

The fee for WilceCare is $225 annually. The fee will show on your Statement of Account. For most students, the fee appears for autumn term. 

If you newly select WilceCare before December 31 for spring term (and you didn't select it for autumn), the fee is also $225 and will appear in spring.