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Health Insurance

About the Student Health Insurance Plan

American University requires all full-time students, all students who live in AU housing, and all international students with F-1 and J-1 visas to carry personal health insurance. Students in these required categories are automatically enrolled in the AU student health insurance plan offered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. The annual premium of $1,750 is automatically assessed to your student account. If you are covered under another comparable health insurance plan, you can waive the university-sponsored student health insurance plan by submitting a waiver.  The waiver for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available beginning June 5, 2017.

Student Health Insurance will be provided by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources for the 2017-2018 policy year.
The rates for 2017-2018 policy year:
Each Child
 All Children
All Dependents 
I was billed for student health insurance, and I want to be enrolled. Do I need to do anything?

Yes. If you have been assessed the premium for the student health insurance plan and want to accept the coverage, you can go to and click on the link that says “Enrollment Form.” By completing this enrollment form, your coverage will become active on the first day of the student health insurance policy, August 1st, and you will not receive any additional weekly waiver reminder emails. If you do not complete this enrollment form and do not submit a waiver, your coverage will not become effective until you complete this form or the waiver database closes on September 22nd and the charge will remain on your student account. You will not be able to print out an insurance card or access pharmacy benefits until September 27th.

I was not billed for student health insurance, but I would like to be enrolled.

If you are not in one of the categories that requires insurance, but you are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, you are able to voluntarily enroll in the student health insurance plan. To complete a voluntary enrollment form, email with your name, AUID, date of birth, and preferred mailing address. Your student account will be billed for the health insurance and you will receive an email when you are able to create an account with UnitedHealthcare.

Does the student health insurance plan include dental and vision coverage?

The student health insurance plan does not include dental and vision coverage; however, you can purchase dental and vision coverage for an additional fee. Information on the dental and vision plan can be found online at To enroll in the plans, click on the “Enroll Now” link. Dental and Additional Resources vision insurance is also available to students even if you do not enroll in the student health insurance plan. The premium for dental and vision coverage cannot be added to your student account.

UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Department of Health and Human Services