Health Insurance

NIU offers its students a health insurance plan that protects students at school, at home, and while traveling or studying abroad. Enrollment in the plan is automatic for students registered for 9 or more on campus hours and for all international students. For more information about the plan and coverage please visit the NIU student health insurance website.

If you are covered under other health insurance, and would like to opt out of NIU Health Insurance you must submit a waiver for mandatory student health insurance. Please note that the University opened the waiver process beginning on April 15, 2015 and will close it on September 14, 2015. As soon as you receive an email at your NIU address from the student health insurance office, you can complete the waiver. The email is usually sent within 48 hours of your enrollment in classes. If you have not been billed for the NIU student health insurance, then there is nothing to cancel. Please visit the NIU student health insurance website to access the waiver form.

If you have questions please contact Student Health Insurance at 815-753-0122 or via email at StudentInsurance@niu.edu.