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Enrollment and Waiver Process



Coverage Period

 Enrollment and Waiver Deadline


August 10, 2020 - August 9, 2021

September 1st


January 6, 2021 - August 9, 2021

January 26th


May 21, 2021 - August 9, 2021

June 1st - Deadline may change according to Aetna Student Health

To Enroll

All students are automatically billed and enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan once registered for at least "1" academic credit. You do not need to take any additional steps.

Upon Enrollment

Please allow 5-7 days following your enrollment to access your ID card online or on our mobile site.  You will not receive a card in the mail:



You may also download your ID Card to your Smartphone by downloading the Aetna Mobile App by visiting You will then log-in (To register for access to the secure member site, type "" into mobile web browser and follow the directions to Register Now.) then select “ID Card Information.

 If you need further assistance, please contact Aetna Student Health Customer Service at (800) 841-3140.

On Student Connection/Website

 Print your ID card

*This will be your ID Card - plastic ID Cards will not be mailed to you, unless requested. To request a plastic ID Card to be mailed to you, please request one by calling Customer Service at (800) 841-3140 or through Aetna Navigator.

Please complete the fields below in the indicated format to access your Aetna insurance program identification card, which you may print. Please be sure that the Identification Number and Date of Birth you enter are the same as those on file with Illinois Institute of Technology.

To Waive

You will need to complete the electronic waiver form by clicking here.

Before You Waive

*If you are considering waiving the SHIP, please see the 2020-2021 Comparable Coverage Checklist

Not all forms of health insurance are accepted to waive the student plan. Students are not permitted to waive the IL Tech student health insurance plan if they have coverage through:

  • A travel insurance company
  • A company outside of the United States
  • A company that only provides monthly coverage
  • A life insurance company

You must also be able to answer YES to the following questions:

My plan is currently active or will be active by the first day of class and I agree to maintain health insurance coverage throughout the 2020/2021 academic year.

My plan provides routine, non-emergency care, in addition to emergency care in the Chicago land area – must have local access to in-network providers.  This includes mental health care.  Coverage for emergency-only care does not satisfy this requirement.

My plan’s deductible is less than $6,001 for an individual and $12,000 for the family.

My plan is provided by a carrier that is approved to do business in the United States and is ACA compliant. This means you will receive 100% coverage for preventative care and contraceptive coverage, immunizations and screening test such as blood test screenings for Tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections and diseases; as any other illness or injury; unlimited benefits.

My plan includes coverage for all pre-existing conditions with no waiting period.

My plan offers an unlimited policy year maximum.

My plan has coverage for injuries or illnesses that occur as a result of alcohol, drugs or attempted suicide as any other illness or injury.

After You Waive

After completion of your electronic waiver, you will receive 2 more communications regarding the process.

1. An email confirmation  regarding your next steps and your waiver submission.

2. An email letting you know your waiver status (fail or approve)

Should your waiver fail, please review the reason. If you do not agree with the decision you may appeal it by completing the waiver appeal form contained within the email sent to you.

If you have any questions or concerns with the process please reach ou to SHWC directly