University of Bridgeport

2020-2021 Policy Year

Please Note: To maintain strong medical benefits at an affordable cost for the University of Bridgeport Students, the 2020-2021 University of Bridgeport Student Health Insurance Plan will be insured by United Healthcare Student Resources. Please review the policy summary for updates. The policy has a $100 deductible for in and out of network services. The member cost-share is higher out-of-network. The network is now UHC Choice.


Annual Students

New Spring Students

New Summer Students

Coverage Dates

8/1/2020 – 7/31/2021

1/1/2021 – 7/31/2021

5/1/2021 – 7/31/2021

Insurance Cost*




Waiver Deadline

September 15th

February 15th 


* The amount stated above includes certain fees. Such fees may include an amount to cover your school's administrative costs associated with offering this health plan as well as amounts that are paid to certain non-insurer vendors or consultants, by or at the direction of your school. 

The University of Bridgeport requires all full-time undergraduate students, international students, physician assistant students, and all students living in campus housing to be covered by a health insurance plan. All students required to have insurance are automatically enrolled in and billed for the University of Bridgeport Student Health Insurance Plan. 

If you are currently insured, you may waive enrollment. However, please note the following:

  • Not all plans provide comprehensive coverage in Connecticut such as out-of-state Medicaid plans, and certain HMOs and managed care plans. Be sure to check with your insurance company before waiving.
  • If your comparable plan will end before July 31, 2021, while you are in school, you must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan within 31 days of your other plan’s end date or find comparable coverage elsewhere.
  • International students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and do not have access to the online waiver form. International students who have a US health insurance plan that is comparable to the University of Bridgeport Student Health Insurance Plan and meets all visa insurance requirements should contact University Health Plans at 800-437-6448 or 

Part-time undergraduate students taking 7 or more credits and graduate students taking 6 or more credits and not living on campus are eligible to voluntarily enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Note, Distance Learning Students taking online-only classes are not eligible for the SHIP. The enrollment form will be available by the end of June.

University Health Plans (UHP) will manage the enrollment and waiver process and is available to answer any questions about the SHIP. UHP Can be reached at 800-437-6448 or

If you are enrolling in the insurance, then you must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the effective date of the plan