Eligibility and Mandatory Coverage

Student Health Insurance 2017 - 2018 Plan Year

Most students registered in resident thesis research or registered for nine or more academic and billable credit hours in a Georgetown University degree program (eight or more credit hours if a law or graduate student) are eligible and required to enroll in the most comprehensive student injury and sickness plan offered by Georgetown University, unless proof of other coverage that meets the University's requirements and remains in effect for the entire Academic Year is approved by Student Health Insurance.  Home study courses do not fulfill the eligibility requirements.

Eligible students are charged once during the academic year for the Premier Plan.  The charge is posted to the students' tuition bill upon registering for the required course credit hours and degree.  Students with other required coverage, may elect to decline the Premier Plan coverage and receive a credit on their student account by submitting an online waiver form that demonstrates the other coverage meets the minimum requirements.

Prorated refunds are not granted.  If you expect to enroll in other coverage in mid-year, consider waiving the Premier Plan during Open Enrollment by purchasing other coverage to bridge your gap in coverage.

Refer to the Premier Plan Description of Benefits brochure and the links to the left for eligibility and enrollment details including eligibility information regarding students who:

  • Are eligible for coverage under the Six Month Continuation provisions rather than the annual Plan, e.g., because they either graduated or reduced their credit hours below the required number of hours after being insured the previous Plan year;
  • Are eligible to enroll late due to being involuntarily dropped from their other coverage due to age or job status;
  • Are eligible to enroll a dependent late due to a qualifying event; 
  • Were insured in the Premier Plan the previous Plan Year and are, now, on a Medical Leave of Absence; or
  • Were insured in the Premier Plan the previous Plan Year and must reduce their credit hours below the eligible credit hours due to medical reasons.