Insurance – Eligibility
All degree-seeking U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident students who are enrolled towards a bachelors, masters, professional or doctoral degree at the Colorado School of Mines are eligible for the SHIP. This includes domestic students enrolled in the Masters of Science Degree in Mineral and Energy Economics at CSM and the Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Petroleum Economics and Management from IFP. Eligibility begins with enrollment in any course towards a degree.
The following U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident students are not eligible to enroll in the SHIP:
- Individuals taking courses taken as an audit
- Individuals taking courses taken as non-degree
- Individuals taking courses in Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE)
- Individuals enrolled in courses or degree programs that are online only
All international students, regardless of degree-seeking status (J and F visas), are eligible for the SHIP. This includes international students enrolled in the Masters of Science Degree in Mineral and Energy Economics at CSM and the Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Petroleum Economics and Management from IFP.
The following International students are not eligible to enroll in the SHIP:
- International students enrolled for a course at Mines when another higher education institution holds the Visa documentation
- International Scholars who have been awarded research, teaching or faculty appointments
A student must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days of the term for which coverage is purchased, unless he or she withdraws from classes due to an Injury or Sickness and the absence is an approved medical leave. Online classes, home study, correspondence and television (TV) courses do not fulfill the eligibility requirements that the student must actively attend classes. The Company maintains its right to investigate student status and attendance records to verify that the eligibility requirements have been met. If the Company discovers the eligibility requirements have not been met, its only obligation is refund of premium.
Students are required to establish that they are pursuing a degree and making successful progress towards degree completion. For graduate students, two consecutive occurrences of unsatisfactory progress indication and/or dismissal from a graduate degree program will result in termination of coverage at the end of the current coverage period. Students may not be enrolled in the SHIP for more than nine years while in a single degree program.
The following students are not eligible to enroll in the SHIP:
- Non-degree U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, regardless of the number of credit hours
- Non-degree, concurrently enrolled, J-1 visa students, when another higher education institution holds the Visa documentation
Colorado School of Mines Student Health Insurance Plan does not offer dependent coverage.
Your family members could be eligible for lower monthly premiums or reduced out-of-pocket costs. Free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid or CHIP might also be available. Please visit the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange to explore health coverage options for dependents: http://connectforhealthco.com/.
Student Health Insurance Plan Manager
Student Wellness Center, #236