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Mandatory Plan Enrollment

new2019-2020 Preliminary Information Regarding Student Health Insurance, Vision insurance and Dental Insurance

Special Information about Summer-only 2019 Enrollment and Waiver Period

The enrollment and waiver period for summer-only 2019 is April 17, 2019 – June 14, 2019.

Enrollment and waiver information for the 2019-2020 academic year (coverage from August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020) will be announced at a later date.


Who must enroll or waive Summer-only coverage?

  • The only students that can enroll or waive during the Summer–only enrollment and waiver period are students who are newly-mandated during the summer 2019 semester. Newly-mandated students are:
    • International students with a J or F visa status enrolling during summer 2019 semester(s) who were not enrolled in credit hours during spring 2019 semester
    • Graduate students newly awarded a graduate assistantship tuition waiver for summer 2019 semester.


Students who were enrolled or had an approved waiver during the spring/summer 2019 coverage period do not need to enroll or submit a waiver request again during the summer-only period.  Enrollments, including dependent enrollments, and approved waivers for spring/summer 2019 cover the period of January 1 – July 31, 2019. 


Students who did not submit a waiver request during the spring/summer 2019 waiver period and thus were automatically enrolled in the plan for spring/summer 2019 coverage cannot waive any coverage until the fall 2019 waiver period.  Spring/summer 2019 coverage is effective January 1 – July 31, 2019.  The coverage cannot be prorated and ended early. 

Enroll/Activate Coverage

Coverage under this plan cannot be prorated or ended early.

Summer-only coverage is effective May 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019.


In order for a mandated student to access the enrollment or waiver system form, the student must be included in the eligibility file that the University sends to United Healthcare Student Resources. To be included in the eligibility file, you must be enrolled for classes during summer semester and the charge for mandatory health insurance must be assessed to your UGA Student Account.  You can access the insurance company’s system approximately 48 business hours after the charge is assessed to your UGA student account.

You must take action to activate your insurance coverage!
To use your insurance at the earliest possible date, activate your coverage by completing the electronic enrollment form at (select “Enroll Now”). Use your 9-digit student ID (81x) number and date of birth to access the form.

Once this enrollment form is submitted, your coverage will be active in the United Healthcare Student Resources system and an ID card will be generated within approximately 48-72 business hours. Your coverage will become active in the insurance company’s system once you complete this enrollment form.

Automatic Enrollment
At the close of the waiver period, the university will automatically enroll any mandated students who do not have an approved waiver request to opt out of the plan  or who did not already activate coverage themselves. This process cannot occur until the waiver period closes and all waivers are processed.  If you need to access your insurance prior to the automatic enrollment processing occurring, you need to complete the Enrollment form to activate coverage yourself!

Insurance cards

Insurance ID cards are available electronically approximately 48-72 business hours after a student completes the Enrollment form. Students can access their insurance ID card electronically 24 hours a day through their United Healthcare My Account.  Create or log into your United Healthcare My Account at United Healthcare does not mail insurance cards.

Questions about student health insurance may be directed to or 706-542-2222. Questions concerning plan benefits or claims may be directed to United Healthcare Student Resources customer service at 866-403-8267.



Revised 5/31/2019