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Information About Summer Health Insurance

Information about Summer Coverage

Students who have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through July 31, 2024:

  • To continue with SHIP beyond July 31, 2024, eligible students can enroll in a new SHIP on the Academic HealthPlans website
  • The SHIP Bridge Plan is a special accommodation for students who are currently on SHIP through July 31 and plan to graduate in August. It extends SHIP just for the month of August.  Students who are not on SHIP through July 31, 2024 are NOT eligible for the Bridge Plan.  Students who graduate in May 2024 are NOT eligible for the Bridge Plan.  To enroll in the Bridge Plan, go to the Academic HealthPlans website and select "Student groups eligible for Voluntary Enrollment."    

Students who have a State of Maryland Employee Insurance Plan (Graduate Assistants only): 

  • If the assistantship continues from one academic year to the next, (Spring 24 to Fall 24), the State of Maryland health insurance coverage will continue uninterrupted through the summer. 
  • If the assistantship ends in Spring 24 and you are not reappointed in Fall 24 with an assistantship, then your insurance plan will terminate on the last day of the month that your assistantship ended (if the last day of a GAship is June 3, then insurance will continue through June 30).  This means that you will not have summer coverage.  Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to enroll in SHIP using a Qualifying Event process.
  • Please consult with your department's business office about your graduate assistantship status, start dates, and end dates.  Or refer Univeristy Human Resources (UHR) benefits page for questions about the State of Maryland Employee Health Plans. 

Summer SHIP Plans

Graduate students are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for the Summer Only plan (June 1 - July 31) if registered for at least one credit during Summer Session I.  Or, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to enroll in SHIP using a Qualifying Event process.  More information about SHIP enrollment can be found on the Academic HealthPlans website.

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