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Student Health Insurance

You must be covered by health insurance while you attend RUSH University. If you don't have other comparable coverage, and provided you are enrolled in a degree program at the University, you can sign up for insurance offered by Academic HealthPlans. This Preferred Provider Plan (PPO) allows you to choose from a large number of primary care physicians who are members of the plan.

If you have other health insurance, you must provide proof of coverage and verify that information annually, before registration for the fall term, through the Academic HealthPlans website.

Other features of the plan include the following:

  • $500 annual deductible
  • 80 percent coverage for most inpatient services, including hospitalization and surgery, as well as outpatient services like office visits, mammography, laboratory tests and X-rays
  • $20 co-pay for generic and $50 co-pay for brand-name prescription drugs ($80 co-pay for brand-name drugs when the generic equivalent is available)

2023-2024 approximate annual rates for RUSH University student health insurance:

  • Single - $5,818
  • Each dependent - $5,818 additional

Student Health Insurance FAQs (CON, CHS, GC)

RMC Student Health Insurance FAQs

Coverage for RUSH Medical College

RUSH University policy requires all students to have quality health insurance. RUSH Medical College offers its students the opportunity to enroll in the student health insurance program OR provide proof of alternate insurance, should you choose not to enroll in our plan. All medical students must complete the student health insurance waiver or enrollment process during the Fall Term. Enrollment in the plan is required unless the student provides proof of coverage under an alternate plan.

Medicaid Renewal

Illinois has begun the Medicaid renewal process. If you are covered by Medicaid, go to and click “manage my case” to learn more. You need to verify your mailing address and know your due date to make sure you get your renewal letter. Click Manage My Case today at or call 1-800-843-6154.

Learn more: Medicaid renewal