The University of Colorado Boulder has a strong institutional commitment toward student growth and the development of individual responsibility. To further this goal, the university embraces the concept that catastrophic financial risks while attending the university should be minimized. To this end, the University of Colorado Boulder endorses a policy of mandatory health insurance requiring that all students on the UCB campus be covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan. Students may elect coverage under their own insurance, through their employer or their parents' policies, or the university will provide an insurance plan for eligible students* designed to meet most students' needs.

The University of Colorado Boulder encourages students to research various health plan options so that they may make informed healthcare choices.

*Further information on eligibility for insurance plan enrollment and the student health insurance plan coordinated through Wardenburg Health Center may be obtained by calling 303-492-5107 or visiting the Student Health Insurance Requirement Page

Prior Approval Date: January 14, 2004
Effective date of August 23, 2004
Approved by: Richard L. Byyny, MD
Author: Ron Stump, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Original Policy: 1986

Approval Date: May 26, 2011

Effective Date

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Approved By

Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor


Julie Wong, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs