Student Health Insurance

Students must have health insurance coverage.

The University of New England provides group plans for the consideration of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Medical students through United Healthcare.

All full-time students enrolled in at least 7 credits or more are required by the University to have complete health insurance coverage, and will be billed automatically for health insurance with every fall billing. 

Included with the fall billing, students will receive literature that will explain the plan in greater detail and instructions on enrollment/waiver process.

Students may accept the University-suggested health insurance plan, may locate their own comparable plan or if already covered by another equivalent plan, may opt out of the program by submitting a waiver. 

All UNE students are required to either enroll or waive the Health Insurance Plan by going to the United Healthcare website. The insurance fee will be removed from the student bill only if proof of other insurance coverage and an online waiver are completed by the due dates below:

Health Insurance Enrollment Deadlines

  • Spring 2017 open enrollment and waiver session from Dec. 15, 2016 through Jan. 16, 2017
  • Summer 2017 open enrollment and waiver session for Graduate Students Only from April 18, 2017 through May 27, 2017
  • Fall 2017 open enrollment and waiver session from June 26, 2017 through August 19, 2017 

Complete the Process

Note: Students who do not complete a waiver by January 16, 2017 will be automatically enrolled in the UHC policy at a non-refundable premium

Domestic Partnership Coverage

Students wishing domestic partnership coverage must submit an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership form to the Student Accounts Office located at either campus by the same due dates listed above.

Graduate and Medical Student Plan

Note: First-year medical students' coverage will be effective at the beginning of your academic year in August (see specific information in the website above). When you receive your fall semester bill you will be billed for the year (your start-date through August 31 of the following year.)

For graduate or medical students who wish to explore other student health insurance alternatives, here are a couple of options available to you:

Questions and Registration

Questions about billing for student health insurance may be directed to Ask Student Financial Services or (207) 602-2425.

For detailed information on the University-sponsored health insurance plans, please visit our insurance carrier's website, United HealthCare (UHC) Student Health to access brochures, enrollment/waiver forms, and policy information. Students with questions about coverage or wishing to file a claim should contact Cigna directly.

If you have general questions about the University-offered health insurance programs, or need further assistance, our local agent can be very helpful:

If you have general questions about the University-offered health insurance programs, or need further assistance, please email Donna Bisson in our Risk Management department at dbisson@une.edu.