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NEW – Student Health Insurance

In response to the new federal health insurance requirements for the college-age population, the University of Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine System, is pleased to offer an affordable Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for 2014. The insurance plan has an annual premium of $942, a tremendous value compared to the current student health insurance plan of $2,990. 

All eligible University of Maine System students are required to provide proof of adequate health insurance as a condition of enrollment, via the online process described below.

Eligible students are:

  • Undergraduates enrolled in 9 credits or more
  • Graduate students enrolled in 6 credits or more

Insurance Plan Cost and Billing:

All eligible students in the 2014 fall semester will be billed the full plan cost of $942 on their student account. Beginning in early June, you will need to visit the website listed below to opt out by filing a waiver or to confirm enrollment.

To Opt Out of the Plan:

If you already have adequate health insurance and prefer to continue with your current plan, opt out of SHIP by filing an online waiver, removing the $942 annual premium from your student account.

To Remain Enrolled in the Plan:

If you are in need of adequate health insurance coverage, remain enrolled by confirming through the online enrollment process.

Complete eligibility and enrollment criteria, and the SHIP benefit summary, as well as the opt out waiver/enrollment process, are available online:

If you have questions concerning the new University of Maine System SHIP requirements, student account billing or the opt out online waiver process, please contact the UMaine Bursar’s Office,; 207.581.1521.

Best wishes for a great summer — and good health!


richard young




Richard Young M.Ed.,CMPE
UMaine Auxiliary Operations Director
UMS Student Insurance Task Force Member