Welcome to Student Health Insurance

New Student Health Insurance Plan

The NIU student health insurance plan is through Aetna and is a PPO.

Coverage Dates

Spring semester: January 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018
Fall semester: August 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Cost

  • Student: $1,039 per semester. Annual cost equals approx. $143 
  • Spouse: $1,039 per semester
  • One child: $1,039 per semester
    • If more than one child covered: $2,058 per semester

Spring 2018 Enrollment and Waiver

The spring 2018 enrollment and waiver period is now open! 

Yes, I want the insurance that NIU offers students:

  • To confirm that you want the NIU Student Health Insurance Plan, click the red "yes" button. This will take you to Aetna’s website. 
  • Follow the link to Enroll/Waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. 
  • The Login ID is your ZID (Include the "Z" ex. Z17… or Z18…) and the password is your birthdate (do not use the drop down calendar).
  • The last day to enroll in the insurance is Monday January 29, 2018.
  •  Your Aetna insurance card will be available to you within seven business days at www.aetnastudenthealth.com – Click on Print an ID card and follow the instructions.
  • You will have the option to also purchase the Aetna Vital Savings Dental Discount card or Dependent Health Coverage
  • Please note that if you confirm you want the coverage, you will not be able to cancel the insurance for this semester. 

NO, I do not want the NIU student insurance:  

  • Click the red "no" button to follow the link to Enroll/Waive: Student Health Insurance Plan. This will take you to Aetna’s website.  
  • The Login ID is your ZID (Include the "Z" ex. Z17… or Z18…) and the password is your birthdate (do not use the drop down calendar).
  • Once you fill out the online waiver form, you will receive a confirmation that the waiver was submitted.
  • The last day to waive the insurance is Monday January 29, 2018. 
  • Please note the waiver cannot be done on a cell phone or IPad. 

Please note that if you do not waive or enroll in the NIU Plan and are taking at least nine on-campus hours, you will be automatically enrolled in the plan and the premium will be billed to your tuition account.

Questions?

Please contact us at 815-753-0122 or studentinsurance@niu.edu. You may also visit us in the Health Services building, room 101.

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