UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-AA-SA-GEN-PO-00006
Subject: Insurance Requirements for UMMC Students
Revised Date: 5/2/2022 Effective Date: 1/9/2020
Prepared By:
Daphne K Secrest
Approved By:
Scott M. Rodgers

PURPOSE: To establish insurance requirements for UMMC students.

POLICY: Health insurance is required for all students enrolled at the University of Mississippi Medical Center with the following exception. Students enrolled in distance education programs with no clinical or research components requiring the physical presence of students on any UMMC campus are not required to show evidence of health insurance and are not eligible to apply for coverage on the UMMC student insurance plans. These programs include the following: School of Dentistry – Advanced Standing Dental Hygiene; School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences – Biochemistry Certificate; School of Health Related Professions – Advanced Standing Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science MLT-MLS, Advanced Standing Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Administration, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership and Management; John D. Bower School of Population Health – Executive Master of Science in Population Health Management, Master of Science in Population Health Science, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Analytics, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Population Health Science.  

All students, except those enrolled in the programs noted above, may enroll in one of the group plans offered by the Medical Center or must demonstrate comparable coverage under another provider. Students not enrolled in the Medical Center’s student group health insurance plan, except those enrolled in the programs noted above, will be required to complete a waiver online in the student portal specifying the name of their insurance carrier. The student insurance plan is administered by the Office of Student Accounting, and any questions regarding enrollment or coverage should be addressed directly to Student Accounting.

SCOPE: All UMMC schools

PROCEDURES: None applicable

REFERENCES: None