The University of Northern Iowa is concerned about the potential threat the high cost of health care can pose to a student’s financial well-being. For this reason, UNI offers health & dental insurance coverage to students through the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), a group policy administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and Delta Dental of Iowa through the University of Iowa Benefits Office. The Wellmark plan is currently Classic Blue.
To be eligible for SHIP you must be a registered student attending on-campus classes at the time coverage begins. You must be taking at least 5 credit hours and degree seeking to qualify for coverage. Your coverage will end on the last day of the month in which you cease to be a student.
UNI Student Health Insurance Brochure and Enrollment Form
- 2019-2020 SHIP summary in PDF format
- Student Health and Dental Insurance enrollment Form
- Release of Insurance Information Form (Optional)
Departing Student Health Insurance Brochure and Enrollment Form
After graduating or leaving UNI, you may enroll to continue coverage up to 12 months.
- 2019-2020 Departing Student Health Insurance Summary in PDF format
- Departing Student Health Insurance Enrollment Form
International Student Health Insurance Brochure and Information
Effective August 1, 2012 all CIEP, undergraduate and graduate International students will be required to carry the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
- 2019-2020 International Student SHIP Summary in PDF format
For more information on International Student Health Insurance, please visit here.
- 2020 SHIP Summary of Benefits and Coverage
- 2020 Dental Summary of Benefits and Coverage
- SHIP Coverage Manual
- Dental Plan Certificate
- Delta Dental Vision Discount Program information
If you have questions about SHIP coverage, eligibility, adding dependents, brochures and enrollment forms, enrollment periods, or premium charges, contact:
UNI Student Health Clinic Insurance Office
Office: (319) 273-7736
Fax: (319) 273-7030
Student Health Clinic Insurance Office
16 Student Health Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0221
Health and Prescription Claim Forms
Identification Cards & Billing
Insured students will receive identification cards 15-21 business days after their SHIP application has been processed. All premiums will be charge once a month and you will receive a bill from the University of IOWA.
You can choose to have your monthly premium deducted from a checking or savings account, please contact email@example.com or (319) 273-7736 for the appropriate forms.
If you have questions about claims or specific SHIP benefits, contact:
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa
636 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-2565
Customer Service/Claims Inquiries:(toll free) 1-800-535-6099
For precertification: call (toll free) 1-800-558-4409
If you need assistance while you are out of the United States and need to locate a provider or hospital.
Customer Service/Precertification for inpatient care(toll free) 1-800-810-BLUE
Delta Dental of Iowa
Questions about claims or specific dental coverage:(toll free) 1-800-544-0718
Cancellation of Policy
To cancel the policy, contact the UNI Student Health Insurance Office at (319) 273-7736 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Coverage will terminate at the end of the month in which a student ceases to be registered for classes. Non-payment is not a method to terminate coverage. Written notification is required to terminate the SHIP and dental insurance coverage.