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Benefits and Premium Rates

Explore the resources below for a broad overview of SHIP, including your medical coverage, premium rates, deductibles, copays, and what insurance is required to travel or study abroad.

Student Health Insurance Benefits 

For Graduate & Professional / International Students

For Undergraduate Domestic Students

Premium Rates

For Students Going Abroad

Purchase International Health Insurance

  • In order to ensure that all students are adequately covered overseas, and to further ensure that Vanderbilt can effectively aid students in the event of critical need, all students are required to carry Vanderbilt’s international health insurance: GeoBlue. Students who study abroad through the Global Education Office (GEO) are automatically enrolled. All other students traveling abroad will purchase the insurance as part of Vanderbilt’s Group Plan.

UHC Global Emergency Services

  • For students studying or traveling abroad, the Student Health Insurance Plan provides worldwide Travel Assistance Services to you or your covered dependents through UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Services. UnitedHealthcare Global is not travel or medical insurance but a service provider for emergency medical assistance services.  Therefore, UHC Global Emergency Services does not in itself provide sufficient healthcare coverage while traveling abroad. To learn more about your coverage under UHC Global Emergency Services, click here.

International Security and Logistics Provider

  • In addition to obtaining international health insurance and reviewing emergency services information, all students traveling abroad should enroll in Vanderbilt’s International Security and Logistics provider, International SOS, which is provided free to the Vanderbilt community. Students studying through GEO are automatically enrolled. The international security and logistics provider helps our students navigate logistical challenges while abroad, such as those resulting from political unrest or natural disasters.

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