NU-SHIP Enrollment for Dependents

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Students may enroll their dependents into the NU-SHIP, after first confirming their own enrollment via the online Coverage Selection Form in CAESAR. Open enrollment periods for dependents are the same as student open enrollment periods. 

Summer 2018: 15-month plan enrollees ONLY

Because we still are completing the NU-SHIP plan filing with the IL Dept. of Insurance for this new 15-month option, we have streamlined the process of enrolling dependents into the 15-month 2018-19 NU-SHIP (with coverage beginning 6/1/18):

  • Please download and return the Temporary 2018-19  NU-SHIP Dependent Enrollment Form to the Northwestern Student Insurance office.
  • Please note that you will be charged the applicable summer premium installment on your student account in CAESAR. Subsequent payment installments will be made directly to Aetna Student Health.


For NU-SHIP enrollees beginning coverage on 7/28, 8/15, or 9/1, please review our Dependent Enrollment screenshots, posted here (pdf) 

Ready to enroll your dependents? Click here to start your dependent enrollment application through Aetna Student Health (url)

NU-SHIP Dependent Coverage:

Coverage/Open Enrollment Periods & 2017-18 Premiums

Coverage Period Open Enrollment Period Spouse/Child 2 or more Children
Annual: 9/1/17 - 8/31/18 7/1/17 - 10/1/17 $3,856 $7,712
Winter Qtr start: 1/1/18 - 8/31/18 12/18/17 - 1/19/18 $2,567 $5,134
Spring Qtr start: 4/2/18 - 8/31/18 3/12/18 - 4/13/18 $1,606 $3,212
Summer Qtr start: 6/25/18 - 8/31/18 5/28/18 - 7/6/18 $ 718 $1,437