YES, if you are in one of these categories but you have some form of health insurance, you still must take action each semester (see semester question below). You must logon to the UHC Website, find your school's plan (search for Middle Georgia State University), and either create an account if you have not previously had one, or login to your account. You must then follow the instructions and complete a SHIP waiver form so your insurance coverage can be verified as being adequate to meet the requirements. Acceptable coverage may include a policy held by your parent or spouse, or a company or organization on an approved waiver list. Individual or association policies will NOT be acceptable forms of insurance coverage. Even if you believe your coverage is adequate, it must be verified. When your adequate coverage is verified, you will be notified via your student email that your waiver was approved and that your coverage satisfies the insurance requirement. Your receipt of this approved verification of coverage is crucial. Once a waiver has been approved, the SHIP fee is either removed from your account or if the SHIP fee was already paid before the waiver was approved, the fee will be reimbursed to you via the Bursar's office.
Additionally, you may be selected at random to provide documentation of coverage to the College's SHIP representative. Failure to provide this documentation will result in denial of your waiver and the SHIP charges added to your student account. Additionally, if it is determined, at any point in the semester, that your insurance coverage does not meet the requirements, the SHIP charge will be added to your student account.
In addition to have the SHIP charges added to their accounts, students who falsify documents may also face Student Conduct charges.
For most nursing and health science students, your plan must include accident and sickness coverage of at least $500,000 per policy year and a deductible not to exceed $3,000 per accident or illness.
For international students, your plan must include repatriation of remains in the amount of at least $7,500, medical evacuation to one's home country in the amount of at least $10,000, accident and sickness coverage of at least $250,000 per policy year, and a deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
Please note that no action (enrollment or waiver request) can be made until the enrollment and waiver period opens and you receive an email notifying you that your information has been entered into the UHC database.