Enrollment & Eligibility
Student Health Benefits
The University provides two ways for students to seek affordable medical services. These are separate but complementary programs paid for by two different fees that are applied to a student's University tuition statement. These health benefits can also be applied to dependents of students and students who are not currently registered at the University.
This section will help explain who is eligible for these services and how to obtain them.
Summary of Health Benefits
|Health Service Fee||Student Health Insurance Fee|
|Coverage includes||Basic primary medical care and other services at McKinley Health Center and the Counseling Center (more info)||Worldwide primary, specialty, emergency, and hospital-based medical care for illness and injury (refer to Student Health Insurance Brochure for more info)|
|Who Is automatically enrolled for these fees||Students with 6 or more credit hours||All students (Students may apply for permanent exemption)|
|Who else is eligible?||
• Non-enrolled students who had coverage the previous semester
• Registered students with less than 6 credit hours
• Spouses/domestic partners of graduate students
• Dependents of insured students
• Recent graduates may extend coverage for up to two semesters
• Currently insured students who don't plan to enroll the next semester may extend coverage
|Dependent coverage||Provided for spouses of graduate students (husband, wife or domestic partner)||Provided for spouse, domestic partner and children of insured students (detailed definition of dependents)|
|When can dependents be added?||Dependents may be added at the beginning of each semester (dates and deadlines found here)||Dependents can be added during the enrollment period at the beginning of each semester (dates found here)|
|How to purchase coverage||You must purchase coverage through McKinley visit the McKinley Business Office page for more info on fees, dates and forms||Fill out a extension or dependent enrollment form|
|How to waive coverage||You cannot waive coverage if you were automatically assessed this fee||If your plan meets the requirements, you may apply for permanent exemption|
|Current fees and premiums||Enrolled student fee, extension fee, and graduate domestic partner or spousal fee are found on the McKinley Business Office page||Information about premiums is found on the Student Health Insurance home page
|Coverage periods||Information about coverage period for McKinley Services (eligibility) is found under Dates and Deadlines on the McKinley Business Office page||The coverage period dates are found on the Student Health Insurance home page|
How to Check If You're Covered
The best way to determine what coverage you have is to check if the Health Service Fee and the UIUC Student Insurance (Student Health Insurance Fee) are on your tuition statement in the beginning of each semester. You can find out how to check your university bill at the University Financial Services and Cashier Operations website.