Eligible students may enroll themselves and their dependents into the Premier Plan after their applicable Open Enrollment Period, as long as they do so within 31 days of:
- Entering the University,
- Terminating their group employer plan during their employer’s Open Enrollment Period, or
- Becoming involuntarily ineligible by their group health plan due to age or job status.
To obtain the proper forms, pro-rated premium, and instructions for mid-year enrollments, e-mail the SHI office. Include your nine digit GUID number that begins with an "8" in the subject line so you can be properly identified.
Part-time students who are enrolled for less than 9 credit hours are not eligible to purchase the Premier Plan except Law and Graduate students who are enrolled for at least 8 credit hours and resident thesis research students.
In addition, students who wish to enroll eligible dependents after the applicable Open Enrollment Period must do so within 31 calendar days of acquiring a new dependent through one of the following qualifying events:
- Legal guardianship,
- Primary care, which means that the Insured provides food, clothing, and shelter, on a regular and continuous basis, for the minor grandchild, niece or nephew during the time that the District of Columbia public schools are in regular session, or
- After a dependent is involuntarily terminated under another health plan due to age or employment.