Student Health & Dental Insurance Plan

The University of Northern Iowa is concerned about the potential threat the high cost of health care can pose to a student’s financial well-being. For this reason, UNI offers health & dental insurance coverage to students through the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), a group policy administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Delta Dental of Iowa through the University of Iowa Benefits Office.

To be eligible for SHIP you must be a registered student attending on-campus classes at the time coverage begins. Your coverage will end on the last day of the month in which you cease to be a student.

Brochures & Enrollment forms


UNI Student Health Insurance Brochure

Download the 2014-2015 SHIP brochure and enrollment application in PDF format.

Departing Student Health Insurance Brochure

After graduating or leaving UNI, you may enroll to continue coverage up to 12 months.

Download the 2014-2015 Departing Student Health Insurance Brochure in PDF format.

International Student Health Insurance Brochure and Information

Effective August 1, 2012 all CIEP, undergraduate and graduate International students will be required to carry the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
Download the 2014-2015 International Student SHIP brochure in PDF format.
For more information on International Student Health Insurance, please visit here.

If you have questions about SHIP coverage, eligibility, adding dependents, brochures and enrollment forms, enrollment periods, or premium charges, contact:

UNI Student Health Clinic Insurance Office
Office: (319) 273-7736
Fax: (319) 273-7030

Student Health Clinic Insurance Office
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0221

Health and Prescription Claim Forms

Identification Cards & Billing

Insured students will receive identification cards 15-21 business days after their SHIP application has been processed. All premiums will be charge once a month and you will receive a bill from the University of IOWA.

You can choose to have your monthly premium deducted from a checking or savings account, please contact or (319) 273-7736 for the appropriate forms.

Contact Information

If you have questions about claims or specific SHIP coverage, contact:

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa
636 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-2565

Customer Service/Claims Inquiries:(toll free) 1-800-535-6099
For precertification: call (toll free) 1-800-558-4409

BlueCard Worldwide
If you assistance while you are out of the United States and need to locate a provider or hospital.
Customer Service/Precertification for inpatient care(toll free) 1-800-810-BLUE

Delta Dental of Iowa
Questions about claims or specific dental coverage
:(toll free) 1-800-544-0718

Download the SHIP Coverage Manual which further describes the benefits which SHIP members are eligible under this group plan.

Cancellation of Policy

To cancel the policy, contact the UNI Student Health Insurance Office at (319) 273-7736 or . Coverage will terminate at the end of the month in which a student ceases to be registered for classes. Non-payment is not a method to terminate coverage. Written notification is required to terminate the SHIP and dental insurance coverage.