Welcome to Student Health Insurance

Students are automatically enrolled in the SHI plan at NIU when they register for 9 or more on campus credit hours. This plan is provided by BCBS of Illinois and administered by AHP.

Current plan August 14, 2015 – August 11, 2016


The NIU Student Health Insurance Waiver Process
for Spring 2016 is available through February 8, 2016

Submitting the online waiver form:

  • The deadline to waive the student health insurance is February 8, 2016.
  • You may access the Waiver Form by clicking on the "Waiver Option" above.
  • The waiver is available approximately 48 hours after you have registered for Spring 2016 on-campus classes.
  • The Student Health Insurance office will send you an email notification informing you of the ability to waiver the student health insurance plan.
  • To log onto the waiver site, use your NIU Z-ID and your birthdate (MMDDYYYY).  You will use this password anytime you access the waiver site. Please note: This password is NOT associated with your NIU password.
  • After you fill out the necessary information on the waiver form and click "submit," we recommend that you print and keep the Confirmation Page for your records.

After submitting the online waiver form:

  • The NIU Student Health Insurance office will verify the information you enter on the waiver form.  
  • If Student Health Insurance is able to approve your waiver, the Student Health Insurance will send you a confirmation email to your NIU email within three to five (3-5) business days.  Please keep a copy of the confirmation email for your records.
  • If we cannot verify your waiver, we will notify you via email within three to five (3-5) business days thatadditional or corrected information is needed.
  • Please contact us at 815-753-0122 for more information.

The NIU Student Health Insurance Plan meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

For more information or any questions regarding student health insurance, please contact Student Health Insurance at 815-753-0122 or email studentinsurance@niu.edu