Annual NU-SHIP Enrollment / Waiver Process

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NU-SHIP Open Enrollment Periods – 2017-2018 Academic Year

Winter Quarter: Dec. 18, 2017 - Jan. 19, 2018

All degree-seeking Northwestern students must have comprehensive health insurance. To this end, all degree-seeking students* are defaulted each year into the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP).

*Students in the School of Professional Studies are exempt from this requirement.

Per University policy, international students – students holding a J-1 or F-1 U.S. visa – are required to confirm enrollment in the NU-SHIP for the entire time they are studying at Northwestern.

Students beginning the academic year during Winter Quarter 2018, who have alternate insurance coverage, must waive their NU-SHIP enrollment online in CAESAR during Winter open enrollment (12/18/17 - 1/19/18). If you fail to waive by Jan. 19, 2018 (the open enrollment deadline), you will remain enrolled in the NU-SHIP for the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year, and you will be responsible for the relevant premium charge billed to your student account.

Step by Step Instructions

Click here to find screenshots with step-by-step instructions to help you navigate the Student Health Insurance Selection process in CAESAR – whether you intend to confirm or waive your NU-SHIP enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For additional assistance completing the annual insurance selection process, please view the NU-SHIP confirmation and waiver instructional videos (updates with the new CAESAR interface coming soon!):