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New student health insurance requirement

November 12, 2013

Colorado State University is implementing an all-student health insurance requirement beginning spring 2014.

The requirement is only new for undergraduate students and will only affect students taking six or more resident instruction credits. 

Students who have registered for six or more resident instruction credits should look for an email from Ascension, CSU's approved vendor, next week or within one to two weeks after your spring registration. Students should follow the instructions in the email to enroll or waive accordingly. The health insurance waiver deadline for spring 2014 is Feb. 5, 2014.

For detailed information about this requirement, implementation and the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), visit the Health Network website.

Other insurance options are available on the Connect for Colorado website, which is Colorado's insurance marketplace. Connect for Health Colorado offers comparative shopping for insurance plans as well as a live chat to help with questions.

The Health District of Northern Larimer County is responsible for educating people in Larimer County about the Affordable Care Act and how to navigate Connect for Health, including working with students and other Larimer County residents. The Health District of Northern Larimer County also will have information regarding the CSU SHIP and help students compare plan costs and benefits. For more information, contact the Larimer Health Connect at (970) 472-0444.

Subsidies to help purchase insurance may be available to those qualified through Connect for Health Colorado. Students receiving financial aid may qualify for additional financial aid to help purchase CSU SHIP.