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.
Don't forget to make your insurance enrollment/waiver decision.
New summer students: make your insurance decision for May 1, 2013 - July 2013 coverage by June 15.
Fall students: make your insurance decision for August 1 2013 - July 31, 2014 coverage by Sept 5.
If you are a new summer student that is also returning in the fall, you need to make two decisions: one for summer, one for fall.