Office of Student Life

Student Health Insurance

Selection Procedures

To SELECT the Student Health Benefits Plan before the deadline:

*Note: Your selection must be completed prior to the applicable Select/Waive deadline.*

Remember that if you waived for autumn semester, you can newly select the SHI Benefits Plan or WilceCare for spring/summer if you do so before the date university spring fees are due. 

  

  1. Log into your My Buckeye Link
  2. On the left side of the page, locate the Student Health Insurance title bar in the Finances area.
  3. Click the Select/Waive Coverage link. 
  4. Click the button next to Select Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan.
  5. Select the Academic Term from the drop-down menu and click Next.  
    Reminder: Once you select the Student Health Benefits Plant, your selection stays in place for all terms in the remainder of the academic year. You cannot select in autumn and waive for spring or summer unless your experience a Qualifying Event. 
    Note: If you expect to graduate in autumn or otherwise not return for spring/summer, you still need to select the "AU, SP, SU" term option from the drop-down menu; however, you will not be billed for or covered by the plan in spring/summer if you do not return as an enrolled student.
  6. On the Selection and Dependents page, use the Insurance Level drop-down menu to select the correct coverage level needed. The default level is "Student Only” or the level you selected for the previous policy year. If “Student Only” is correct, click Next and skip to instruction step 9, otherwise proceed to instruction step 7.
  7. If you would like to cover dependents such as a child or spouse, select the appropriate level from the Insurance Level drop-down menu.
  8. Enter complete and accurate information for the dependent in the required fields. For each additional dependent (when applicable), click the “Add” button and enter all requirement information. When the all dependents are correct, click Next.
  9. Continue to enter all required information as prompted until you get to the Confirmation page.  A confirmation number means you have successfully completed the selection process. The number does NOT mean you have health insurance coverage. 
    Note:  Retain your confirmation number for your records.  You may access it at any point in your My Buckeye Link via the "View Insurance Information" link.                                                                                         
  10. The Student Health Benefits Plan coverage purchase is confirmed only when the appropriate fee posts to your Statement of Account. 
    Note: 
    The fee will post if you meet credit hour and course eligibility. Remember that your eligibility can change if you make changes to your academic classes.  
  11. Your Statement of Account WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY reflect the Student Health Benefits Plan fee. It can take 1-2 business days for your account to update and the correct fee to post.  Thank you for your patience. 

Check your Statement of Account each semester to make sure it reflects the appropriate health insurance selection, regardless of who is paying your bill and/or your academic program’s involvement in your registration.

 Note: Effective summer 2016, if you wish to apply Title IV federal financial aid funds to your Student Health Benefits Plan fee, you must grant permission in your Student Center before the date that aid disburses for the term. 

  1. Log into My Buckeye Link click on "other financial" at the bottom left of the Finances section, and select View Student Permissions from the drop-down menu.  
  2. Click on Grant Permissions and follow the instructions. 

 

To SELECT the Wilcecare Supplement (and WAIVE the Student Health Benefits Plan) before the deadline:

*Note: Your selection must be completed prior to the applicable Select/Waive deadline.*

  1. Log into your My Buckeye Link 
  2. On the left side of the page, locate the Student Health Insurance title bar in the Finances area.
  3. Click the Select/Waive Coverage link.
  4. Click the button next to Select WilceCare Supplement and Waive SHI Benefits Plan (I have other medical insurance for the academic year) button.
  5. Select the Academic Term from the drop-down menu and click Next.  
  6. You will progress to the Waiver Information page. (Remember, the WilceCare Supplement is not insurance and therefore you need to have comprehensive coverage along with it.)
  7. Click the magnifying glass icon to select the name of your insurance company from an alphabetized list of common insurance companies that appears. If your insurance company does not appear in the drop-down listing, select “Other” from the list, and type your insurance's name into the “Insurance Company Other” box that appears below.  
  8. Continue to enter all required information as prompted until you get to the Confirmation page.  A confirmation number means you have successfully completed the selection process. The number does NOT mean you have health insurance coverage. 
    Note:  Retain your confirmation number for your records.  You may access it at any point in your My Buckeye Link via the "View Insurance Information" link.                                                                                   
  9. The WilceCare Supplement purchase is confirmed only when the appropriate fee posts to your Statement of Account. 
    Note: The fee will post if you meet credit hour and course eligibility. Remember that your eligibility can change if you make changes to your academic classes. 
  10. Your Statement of Account WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY reflect the WilceCare Supplement fee. It can take 1-2 business days for your account to update and the correct fee to post.  Thank you for your patience. 

Check your Statement of Account each semester to make sure it reflects the appropriate health insurance selection, regardless of who is paying your bill and/or your academic program’s involvement in your registration.

Note: If you select the WilceCare Supplement and the insurance information you’ve entered in your waiver changes at any point in the year, please email a copy of your new insurance card or policy information to shi_info@osu.edu so that our records adequately reflect your active coverage. 

 

To SELECT the Student Health Benefits Plan after the deadline:

If you are unable to initiate or complete the process in My Buckeye Link before the dealine, you must submit a Petition to Enroll.