Carnegie Mellon contracts with insurance companies to provide excellent and affordable student medical, vision and dental plans. Eligible participants may voluntarily enroll in any or all three plans, but timeframes for enrollment do apply.
Heathcare in the United States is expensive. The university wants to make sure its students are protected from unexpected financial hardship when medical needs arise. Full-time, matriculating students studying on CMU's Pittsburgh and New York campus locations, or within most of its Silicon Valley programs, must meet medical insurance requirements. They are automatically charged for the Standard Individual level medical insurance plan in their first semester of attendance each academic year. They may modify that enrollment, or, if they have alternative insurance, request a removal of this charge by submitting a waiver form.
The Fall 2013 Open Enrollment period has ended (to select coverage for August 1 through the following July 31)
Spring Open Enrollment period (same each year): December 15 - January 31 (to select coverage for January 1 through July 31)
Summer Open Enrollment period (same each year): May 1 - June 15 (to select coverage May 1 through July 31)
Eligible participants have a specific enrollment period once each academic year for their medical enrollment or waiver decisions. Learn more about our enrollment opportunities and deadlines.