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 Summer 2013):
Bill for Fall 2013 Insurance Premiums: HMSA will mail your bill for the Fall 2013 insurance premium around July 18. The bill will be mailed to the address that you put on your application form (unless you notified them of any changes after your initial enrollment).
Payment Deadline: Although your bill states that the payment deadline is August 1, HMSA has extended the deadline to August 12.
If you still meet the eligibility requirements and would like to continue your Student Health Insurance Plan, simply send these items to HMSA by August 12, 2013.
Payment should be made directly to HMSA with your bill & class schedule or you can make your payment online starting July 29. REMINDER: online payment is by credit card only and also includes an additional $10 processing fee.