Ringling requires all degree-seeking students to be covered by a health insurance plan that provides comprehensive coverage in the Sarasota area. All degree-seeking students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Ringling Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Domestic students are required to confirm enrollment or submit a waiver form to opt-out of the SHIP.
The SHIP is insured by United Healthcare Student Resources and offers United’s national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). Ringling has partnered with University Health Plans to help with waiver, enrollment, eligibility, and general benefit questions. For specific benefit or claims questions, you can contact United Healthcare Student Resources.
|Annual Students||New Spring Students|
|Coverage Dates||08/01/2022 - 7/31/2023||01/01/2023 - 7/31/2023|
|Waiver Deadline||August 26th, 2022||January 13th, 2023|
If you are enrolling in the SHIP, then you must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the effective date of the SHIP.
International students are automatically enrolled in the SHIP and do not have access to the online enrollment and waiver forms. International students will receive an email from United Healthcare Student Resources in August, advising them to create an online account and download a copy of their Insurance ID card. International students who have a US health insurance plan that is filed and approved in the US may contact University Health Plans at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper waiver form. Generally, only plans acquired through US employment or purchased from a state marketplace will meet the waiver requirements.
Domestic students need to waive or confirm enrollment in the SHIP by the deadline. A confirmation number will be provided when the enrollment or waiver form is successfully submitted. If a waiver form is not submitted, then the student will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP and responsible for the cost of the insurance.
Before waiving the SHIP, students should note the following:
Qualifying Event Enrollment
Students who waive the SHIP may not voluntarily enroll until the next policy year. However, students may qualify for special enrollment rights if they incur an involuntary loss of other coverage. To request an enrollment form and premium quote, contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1145 or email@example.com. You must submit all qualifying event enrollment paperwork and documentation within 30 days of the qualifying event.