The University of Hawai'i 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 2014 - Summer 2015). If you do not already have health insurance coverage, we strongly recommend that you consider enrolling in this plan.

For the 2014-2015 plan year, you have a choice of plan options for the UH Student Plan. All options provide medical and prescription drug 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 dental and Repatriation, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefits.

*Information for the 2015-2016 UH Student Plan (Fall 2015-Summer 2016) will be posted in July 2015.


Bill for Summer 2015 Insurance Premiums: HMSA mailed your bill for the Summer 2015 insurance premium on April 13. 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 May 1, 2015. Payment should be made directly to HMSA with your bill or you can make your payment online until May 1. REMINDER: online payment is by credit card only and also includes an additional $10 processing fee.

IMPORTANT : If you have not received your bill, please contact HMSA's Customer Service Department at (808) 948-6111. If you do not pay by May 1, your Student Plan will be cancelled as of May 20, 2015 (last day of coverage May 19, 2015) and you will have to reapply as "new" for the Summer Session if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Go to for more information or to renew or enroll on the UH Student Plan.

Information current as of 4.30.2015