Dates, deadlines and costs
Students can enroll in the CU Boulder Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) during the open enrollment period of their first semester at CU Boulder. Coverage will continue from fall to spring unless you change your selection during the next open enrollment period.
This information will need to be updated once a year during the fall open enrollment period.
Coverage period: August 1–December 31, 2021
Open enrollment period: June 15–September 15, 2021
Enrollment deadline: September 15, 2021
Coverage period: January 1–July 31, 2022
Open enrollment period: December 14, 2021–February 11, 2022
Enrollment deadline: February 11, 2022
Coverage period: May 1–July 31, 2022
Open enrollment period: TBD
Enrollment deadline: May 31, 2022
In order to be eligible to enroll in CU Gold SHIP, students must meet one of the following requirements:
Please note: CU Gold SHIP is a student health insurance plan and only provides coverage for eligible undergrad and graduate students. This plan does not provide coverage or benefits for dependents or spouses.
The University of Colorado Boulder Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides a full year of coverage and is administered through Anthem.
This plan provides comprehensive medical, mental health and prescription coverage. Vision and dental are also available through contracted providers in the Boulder community.
Gold SHIP provides coverage for services on campus, as well as national and international coverage. Students can access care on campus through Health and Wellness Services, or off campus through a community provider.
With Gold SHIP, select services on campus are available for little or no out-of-pocket costs, including primary care, counseling, physical therapy, nutrition and more.
For benefit and and claims questions, please visit: MyAmeriben.com.
Annual Dental Exam, Cleaning and X-Ray
Gold Plan students are entitled to one dental exam, cleaning and x-ray per policy year at no additional cost through Boulder Dental Center and PERFECT TEETH™.
How to use Gold SHIP at CU Boulder
CU Gold SHIP provides 100% coverage for the following services provided by CU Boulder Health and Wellness Services:
*Lab services must be ordered and managed by Medical Services. Labs sent to outside facilities may not be fully covered.
How to use Gold SHIP locally/nationally
Finding a provider or specialist
You can find an in-network dental provider by visiting anthem.com/find-care. Here’s how:
Step 1: Enter your Member ID prefix (BKJ) into the search menu at anthem.com/find-care. Click “Search”.
Step 2: Select your city, county or zip code in the top right search bar.
Step 3: Search for providers by:
- Entering a specialty, name or National Provider Identifier (NPI) into the search bar
- Selecting one of the specialty options from the bottom menu
Step 4: Explore providers available in your city or county. Select “View Details” to view more information about a particular provider.
If you have any questions about CU Gold SHIP or how to enroll, please contact the Student Health Insurance and Referrals office.