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Penn State is  implementing a University-wide health insurance requirement for the 2019-2020 academic school year. In preparation for the new requirement, all students must submit their health insurance information annually.

When to submit health insurance information

Students must submit their health insurance information annually. Beginning June 8, 2018,  students will have the ability to enter health insurance information through LionPATH after registering for classes. 

How to submit health insurance information

Health insurance submission for 2018-2019 is now closed. Please check back for details regarding the 2019-2020 submission process.

  • Log in to LionPATH.
  • Once you have registered for classes, select "My Information" from the menu at the top, then "Health Insurance" from the menu on the right.
  • Provide policy details using the information found on your health insurance card.
  • If you do not have health insurance, or are not adequately covered at the   campus you attend, please visit our Health Insurance page to learn more about the Student Health Insurance plan (SHIP)

Why does Penn State require this information?

Many students arrive at Penn State uninsured or underinsured, and are not covered to receive health care services. Collecting health insurance information through LionPATH will help Penn State better understand the insurance needs of its students and help support students in making informed health insurance decisions.

What will change for next year?

Next year, all full time U.S. students and all international students will be automatically enrolled in the Penn State SHIP. To waive SHIP coverage, students will need to provide evidence of health insurance coverage that meets PennState’s recommendations.

Health Insurance Recommendations for U.S. Students

Health Insurance Requirements for International Students 

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