The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted higher education and the student health insurance industry.  Insurance companies are no longer offering a voluntary/opt-in insurance product for schools to promote to students.  We performed exhaustive research on the Affordable Care Act and the student health insurance industry. We have come to the conclusion that a mandated insurance policy was not the best approach for our student body and have decided not to adopt a mandatory insurance plan/waiver policy at this time.

The resources linked below should be helpful for students who need to identify their options. Paying special attention to change of circumstance and qualifying life events will provide most students with the opportunity to obtain coverage prior to the next Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period.

  • Eligibility for coverage under a parent’s employer insurance plan if you are under the age of 26
  • The US Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Marketplace at
  • State specific online healthcare plan “shopping” sites such as

We encourage students to use these resources to enroll in an insurance plan that would bring them into compliance with federal law.


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