We’ve covered almost everything from learning the bus routes to transferring course credit, now let’s finally get into the fun stuff: health insurance.
Have your final months of freedom been cut short by incessant messages from the University? Join the club. If you’re like me and ignore 90 percent of your emails, then this information on health insurance could be vital. (Get it? Vital?)
The first thing you should know is that you need health insurance, even if you don’t want it. At UNC, all eligible students, meaning degree-seeking undergraduates with a minimum of six credit hours, are required to have health insurance.
Through Student Blue, the University provides its own coverage for students with the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). This year the plan’s rates cost $1,293.88 per semester.
All eligible students must either pay the premium and enroll in SHIP or complete and submit the online waiver with their own credible insurance coverage before the deadline on September 10. Sending your insurance information directly to the University will not suffice. You must submit the waiver online at Student Blue.