Frequently Asked Questions

  • All international students who are registered for one or more credit hours, including international students registered for co-ops, internships or dissertation credit hours.
  • All domestic students who are registered for 8 or more credit hours on BGSU’s main campus. (Web-based classes do not apply to the health insurance requirement)
  • Domestic students taking 5, 6, or 7 credit hours are eligible to enroll into the student health plan. Students in this category will need to contact our office to request an enrollment form prior to the semester deadline.

studentins@bgsu.edu
(419) 372-7495

The BGSU Student Health Plan is provided by United Healthcare Student Resources.

  • You are welcome to email our office at studentins@bgsu.edu to request information regarding the United Healthcare Student Resources Plan or visit uhcsr.com and enter BGSU as your school.
  • No. The BGSU/ United Healthcare Student Resources plan is a commercial health insurance plan that is accepted nationwide. The plan offers students access to a large network of participating providers throughout the U.S.
  • Most students will enroll online through their MyBGSU account. If the online option is not available within your MyBGSU account, contact the Student Insurance Office to request an enrollment form prior to the semester deadline.
  • If a student loses health insurance coverage at a time outside of “open enrollment”, the student is eligible to purchase the United Healthcare Student Resources plan at a pro-rated amount if eligibility requirements are met. This type of enrollment is called a “Qualifying Life Event”; contact our office for more information on this type of enrollment. See the Involuntary Loss of Coverage Section of this website for more details.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

Yes. To enroll dependent(s) into the United Healthcare Student Resources plan, a student must currently be enrolled in the plan. To add dependents onto your Student Health Plan, go to United Healthcare Student Resources website. You will be enrolling and paying for your dependent(s) premium directly to United Healthcare Student Resources. Student enrollment is done directly through BGSU; either within their MyBGSU account, or by contacting the Student Insurance Office.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

In certain situations, Graduate Students taking less than 5 credit hours are eligible to enroll into the Student Health Plan. This eligibility will apply to graduate students that are working on dissertation, thesis, or internship credit hours required for graduation.

Contact the Student Insurance Office for enrollment information.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

  • Returning international students will enroll into the Student Health Plan through their MyBGSU account.
  • All newly arriving international students will meet with a representative from the Student Insurance Office during their mandatory new student orientation. Our office will assist new international students with health insurance enrollment and will review health insurance benefits during orientation.
  • International students enrolled into an Optional Practical Training Program (OPT) are eligible to enroll into the student health plan, but will need to contact our office for eligibility requirements enrollment forms.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

  • If you need to enroll into the student health plan, you may contact our office for health insurance eligibility and enrollment options prior to your class registration. Email studentins@bgsu.edu or call (419) 372-7495.
  • Alternatively, once a student has registered for 8 or more credit hours, the health insurance requirement will be on their MyBGSU To Do List. At this point, students are able to complete the enrollment or waiver process within their MyBGSU account.
  • The health insurance deadline will be extended for all students that are registering for classes after the established deadline. Health insurance fees are not placed on student accounts until after their course registration of 8 or more credit hours on main campus (domestic students). 1 or more credit hours (international students).

If a student has already completed the online waiver and later needs to enroll into the United Healthcare Student Resources plan, please contact our office to find out your enrollment options.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

Domestic students registered for 5, 6, or 7 credit hours on main campus can voluntarily purchase the student insurance plan during open enrollment time-frames. Contact the Student Insurance Office for information and enrollment forms.

Email: studentins@bgsu.edu
Phone: (419) 372-7495

No. However, a separate dental policy is available through United Healthcare Student Resources. The insurance premium is $423.16. Please view plan benefits and enroll at uhcsr.com.

Yes, you can use the Falcon Health Center. You do not have to have the BGSU / United Healthcare Student Resources plan to visit the Falcon Health Center.

For more information regarding Falcon Health Center Fees and Insurance, please visit their Frequently Asked Questions, or their website www.falconhealth.org, or contact the Falcon Health Center directly at (419) 372-2271.

Log into myaccount.uhcsr.com and choose "ID Card"



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