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Student Health Insurance - Dependent Information

Students who enroll in the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), may also choose to enroll their eligible dependents.

Note: All Penn State international students must provide proof of health insurance for any accompanying dependents.

Who is considered an eligible dependent?

How to enroll eligible dependents

Dependent coverage period

Dependent health insurance eligibility expires when the insured student leaves or graduates from Penn State, or no longer meets eligibility requirements.

Dependents must be re-enrolled each fall semester to continue receiving health insurance.
Re-enrollment is not automatic.

Children's health services

University Health Services and other campus health centers do not provide health care services to children. Dependent children of students insured through SHIP should visit the First Student website for a list of participating children's health care providers in their local community.

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