Health Insurance Info & Waiver

CampusCare Student Health Insurance Program

UIC requires that all registered students be covered by health insurance and provides a plan, known as CampusCare, which is covered by a fee that is automatically assessed along with tuition and other fees. If you have comparable coverage it is possible to waive this fee.

When you register for summer session classes you will be enrolled automatically in CampusCare for the summer. There is no enrollment form to complete. Eligible students include all registered degree and non-degree Undergraduate, Graduate, and Health Professional students.

CampusCare benefits include:

  • Physician, hospital and emergency room services
  • Discounted vision and dental program
  • Behavioral health services
  • Prescription drug coverage

Coverage Dates

CampusCare coverage begins on Monday, May 13, 2024 for students who register for any summer courses before Monday, May 27, 2024. If you register for courses after May 27 your coverage will begin on the date you register. To avoid problems with access to coverage, the CampusCare office advises you to register for courses before May 13. Summer coverage ends on August 15, 2024.

CampusCare Student Health Insurance Fee

The CampusCare Student Health Insurance Fee is one of several fees that appear on your student account. The fee for the 2024 Summer Session is $461 for a student.

Note that the CampusCare Student Health Insurance Fee is different from the Student Health Services Fee, which is a mandatory fee that cannot be waived. Please check the explanation of tuition and fees for more information about services covered by this fee.

How to Waive the CampusCare Student Health Insurance Fee

Only students with comparable health insurance coverage, for example through a legal guardian or an employer, can waive out of the program by submitting the online waiver form by 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Students who have applied or registered after May 27 should contact the Summer Session Office for assistance.

Special instructions for UIUC/UIS students. 

Steps to Submitting the Waiver before May 27

  • You must be registered in summer courses before your waiver will be processed.
  • Visit the CampusCare Waivers and Reinstatement Forms web page for instructions and to access the waiver form, which will be available at the end of March. You will need to login using your UIC NetID and password.
  • After you have submitted the waiver, you will receive a confirmation email with an automated tracking number. Save this for your records. If you contact CampusCare with any questions, please include this number.
  • You will receive an email from CampusCare within 5-10 business days notifying you of the status of your waiver.
  • If your email notification indicates that your waiver has been approved, your student account will be adjusted within 7-10 business days.

Appeals Process
If there are any unusual circumstances why you missed the May 27 deadline date to waive CampusCare, you may submit an official letter of Appeal explaining why the deadline was missed.