The UH Student Health Insurance Committee encourages students to think about their health insurance needs. Lack of adequate insurance coverage may be financially devastating in the event of a major illness or accident. Medical costs can be a burden even in the case of a minor illness. Consequently, the purchase of medical insurance should not be considered "extra," but rather should be viewed as a cost of daily living, in the same way as housing, food and transportation. Please be aware that medical insurance is considered a legitimate cost of education for purposes of financial aid and should be listed on your financial aid application.
The University of Hawai'i has selected HMSA (Hawaii Medical Service Association, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Hawaii) to provide student health insurance for UH students for the academic year (Fall 2013 - Summer 2014). If you do not already have health insurance coverage, we strongly recommend that you consider enrolling in this plan.
For the 2013-2014 plan year, you have a choice of plan options for the UH Student Plan. All options provide medical coverage along with laboratory, radiology, mental health, family planning, medical evacuation, and overseas travel benefits. However depending on your health insurance needs, you also have the option to purchase prescription drug, dental and Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Repatriation benefits.
IMPORTANT FOR CURRENT UH STUDENT PLAN MEMBERS (enrolled during Fall 2013):
Bill for Spring 2014 Insurance Premiums: HMSA mailed the bill for the Spring 2014 insurance premium on December 6. The bill was mailed to the address that you put on your application form (unless you notified them of any changes after your initial enrollment).
If you still meet the eligibility requirements and would like to continue your Student Health Insurance Plan, simply pay the bill by January 1, 2014. Payment should be made directly to HMSA with your bill or you can make your payment online from December 9-31. REMINDER: online payment is by credit card only and also includes an additional $10 processing fee.
IMPORTANT: If you do not receive your bill by December 20, please contact HMSA’s Customer Service Department at (808) 948-6111. If you do not pay by January 1, 2014, your Student Plan will be cancelled as of January 1, 2014 (last day of coverage December 31, 2013) and you will have to reapply as "new" for the Spring semester if you meet the eligibility requirements.
Go to www.hmsa.com/portal/student for more information or to enroll on the UH Student Plan.
Information current as of 01.01.2014