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University of Colorado Denver

Office of Student Life

Domestic Students

Health Insurance on the Downtown Campus



Spring Deadline is February 8th 2015​

If you are graduating in the Spring semester you are eligible to enroll for the Spring/Summer combined enrollment. You will however not be eligible to enroll for the Summer only semester if you enroll for the Spring only semester now. If you are a Veteran student and your insurance is paid by the GI bill: Please enroll only for the Spring semester as the VA office can only bill per semester charges. For questions please stop by the CU Denver VA Student Services Office in Tivoli 124. 

The University of Colorado Denver does not have a mandatory health insurance policy for domestic students. This means that domestic students DO NOT HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE and are NOT AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED FOR THE CU DENVER HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. CU Denver does offer a voluntary health insurance plan and strongly encourages students to have health care coverage. Plan coverage starts on the first day of each semester.
No supplemental vision or dental plan is currently offered.

2014/15 Plan Updates:
New Insurance Carrier: Aetna
2014/15 Annual Insurance Premium: $2,602.00  
(3% decrease to 2013/14 academic year premium)
Click here for Plan Summary 2014/15
Click here for the CU Denver 2014/15 Student Health Insurance Brochure
​Fall 2014 ​Spring 2015 ​Summer 2015
​Student Premium $1,064.00 $984.00 $554.00

Important Changes:

  • We are no longer able to offer coverage for student dependents.
  • Starting Summer 2014 graduating students will no longer be able to continue coverage after they have graduated (we previously offered up to 3 months of continuation coverage)
  • In-network-deductible: $500 per academic year
  • Referrals will be required services outside the health center except Medical Emergency, Maternity, Obstetrical and Gynecological Care, when the Student Health Center is closed, Medical Care more than 50 miles from Campus, Medical Care when a student can no longer access the Student Health Center (when the student is no longer at the school), or Psychotherapy.

Quick Plan Overview for the 2013/2014 academic year
The CU Denver Domestic Student Health Insurance plan is a PPO Plan. The plan’s PPO network is Cofinity. In order to verify if a provider is in-network students are encouraged to visit or call 1-800-831-1166. There is a $250 in-network deductible per academic year. Students are encouraged to visit the Health Center at Auraria. The deductible and pre-existing conditions exclusion will be waived and benefits will be paid at 100% for Medical Expenses incurred when treatment is rendered at the Health Center. This includes limited well care, supplies, in-house testing and procedures. No claim forms will be required. For more details please take a look at the plan brochure below.

Plan Eligiblilty

In order to be eligible for the student health insurance plan undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours; graduat​e students must be actively enrolled in a degree seeking program, there is no minimum credit hour requirement for graduate students. Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased. Home study, correspondence and TV Courses do not fulfill the eligibility requirements that the student actively attends class.


 The Health Center at Auraria
The Health Center at Auraria provides health services for ALL UC Denver students regardless of insurance status. Students who do not have the CU Denver insurance plan will be asked for payment at the time of service. The Health Center is located in the Plaza Building Suite 150 or you can reach them at 303-556-2525. To learn more please visit the Health Center at Auraria web site.
Additional Forms and Brochures

For questions please schedule an appointment with the student health insurance coordinator via email:​

You can also stop by during walk-in hours, see schedule below:

​​Monday ​Tuesday  ​Wed​nesday ​Thursday​
​1PM-2PM ​9AM-10AM ​3PM-4PM ​10AM-11AM

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