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Risk Strategies - University Health Plans

University of Bridgeport

2023-2024 Policy Year

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. 

Annual Students
New Spring Students
New Summer Students
Coverage Dates
8/1/2023 – 7/31/2024
1/1/2024 – 7/31/2024
5/1/2023 – 7/31/2024
Insurance Cost*
Waiver Deadline
September 15th
February 20th
May 31st 
* cost and benefits are pending CT Department of Insurance review and are subject to change
**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. 

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, 2024, 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 cannot access the online waiver form. International students with a US health insurance plan comparable to the University of Bridgeport Student Health Insurance Plan and meets all visa insurance requirements should contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1128 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 enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan voluntarily. 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 can answer any questions about the SHIP. UHP Can be reached at 833-251-1128 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