In a few special cases it may be necessary to change your health insurance coverage during the middle of the plan year. Petitions will be granted only for reasons including:
- Life-changing event (such as marriage, birth/adoption of a child, divorce)
- Loss of health insurance coverage (for reasons such as becoming too old for dependent coverage under a parental plan, or a parent/spouse/same-sex domestic partner starting or terminating a job)
- Recent immigration of a dependent spouse, same-sex domestic partner, or children
Approved midyear petitions to add coverage become effective on the day your previous insurance terminates, or the day after the post-mark date of the petition, whichever is later. You will be responsible for the full premium for the quarter in which your coverage is effective. The premium is not pro-rated. Midyear petitions to add a spouse, same-sex domestic partner or child may also lead to payment for their coverage over the Summer quarter.
How to file a Midyear Petition
To add U-SHIP coverage after the enrollment deadline, you will need to provide the appropriate petition request form (printable forms can be found at Petition to Add and Petition to Waive) and proof of the midyear event to the on-campus Insurance Coordinator's Office. If your midyear petition is a request to waive U-SHIP for the remainder of the plan year, then you will also need to submit proof of comparable insurance along with your request. Click here to evaluate whether your insurance is comparable.
Questions? Contact the Insurance Coordinators.