Health Insurance

Transfer students enrolled for 5 or more s.h. are required to have health insurance coverage for the entire time they are students at Iowa. You will report your insurance status using your Admission Profile on ISIS.

Students without coverage will be automatically enrolled in the UI Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Coverage begins the first day of the month in which you are registered and classes begin. You may also purchase SHIP for your spouse or domestic partner and/or dependent children.

International students and health sciences students who experience significant clinical exposure as a part of their training are required to have health insurance sufficient to satisfy minimum standards of coverage. These students will be billed for SHIP unless they provide proof of adequate coverage by published deadlines.

Information packets are mailed to newly enrolled students in July, August, and January. Additional information is available from the Benefits Office.

Benefits Office

120 University Services Building
Suite 40