Enrollment and Waiver Process

 Coverage PeriodWaiver AvailableEnrollment and Waiver Deadline
AnnualAugust 10, 2024 to August 9, 2025June 6September 1
SpringJanuary 6–August 9, 2025

November 27

January 12

SummerMay 20–August 9, 2024N/AN/A

To Enroll

All students are automatically billed and enrolled during the Fall and Spring semesters in the Student Health Insurance Plan once registered for at least one 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 smart phone by downloading the Aetna mobile app by visiting www.aetna.com/individuals-families/using-your-aetna-benefits/aetna-mobile.html. You will then log in (to register for access to the secure member site, type “Aetna.com” into your 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; a plastic ID card will not be mailed to you, unless requested. To request that 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 2024–2025 

Not all forms of health insurance are accepted to waive the student plan. Students are not permitted to waive the Illinois 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 2024-2025 academic year.

My plan provides routine, non-emergency care in addition to emergency care in the Chicago area and 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 a 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 preventive care and contraceptive coverage, immunizations, and screening tests such as blood test screenings for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections and diseases, as any other illness or injury, with 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 two 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 in the email sent to you.

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