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Alternative Insurance Coverage Options

By providing this information, Northwestern is not endorsing any of the options below.

For Children

Illinois All Kids
Illinois All Kids Website

All Kids Hotline 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437)

TTY: 1-877-204-1012

For Individuals and Families

Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace
Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace Website

Health insurance now is required in the U.S.

Click here for more detailed information about the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

Special Open Enrollment Period for NU-SHIP Enrollees

To download a checklist (pdf) to apply for or renew coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, click here.

Waiving NU-SHIP Coverage

We are excited about options that are available through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and We look forward to promoting these options in accord with existing Northwestern policies regarding health insurance coverage.

For Alumni ONLY

(not an alternative to NU-SHIP coverage for currently enrolled students)

With so much at stake in your personal and professional life, the benefit programs available to you include assistance with some of the most important decisions you will ever make. These decisions will help you protect your future, and the future of your family. Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC, in partnership with the Northwestern Alumni Association, will give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your benefits. Plans available can help bridge the gap between your Student Health Insurance Coverage and employer based coverage. Please click here (link) for more information on plans offered to Northwestern Alumni. For long term coverage we recommend checking with the Health Insurance Marketplace (link) for your home state.