Student Health Insurance

Looking for coverage but not a current student? Recent graduates and those taking a break between semesters may be eligible for short term coverage.

Student Health Insurance Information
For Current GVSU Students

Students electing to purchase Health Insurance coverage must do so during the open enrollment periods. Please see brochure for coverage details.

Policy Term Coverage Dates Enrollment Deadline
Annual (Full Year) 8/15/2012 to 8/14/2013 October 3, 2012
First Term Only 8/15/2012 to 12/31/2012 October 3, 2012
Second Term Only 1/01/2013 to 8/14/2013 January 31, 2013
Summer 5/01/2013 to 8/14/2013 May 31, 2013

Student Assurance Services:  800-328-2739                    Website:

As a service to our students, GVSU offers an opportunity to enroll in a Student Health Insurance plan through Student Assurance Services. This plan is available to any student registered at GVSU and attending classes. Columbian Life Insurance Company underwrites the plan.

This plan provides substantial accident and sickness coverage at a low cost to students. Enrollment in the plan provides coverage 24 hours a day worldwide, during the term of the student's policy. This policy also includes Global Emergency Service benefits with 24 hour assistance for students traveling away from school, including overseas, and access to the Ask Mayo Clinic: 24 Hour Nurse Hotline to help students determine the appropriate level of care for illness and injuries.

It is important that the student consider this program or one of their own choice, as the University's liability policy insurance does not cover injury or sickness sustained by a student, even if they result from class or group participation activities such as intramural sports or drama.

Questions regarding Student Health Insurance should be directed to Student Assurance Services at 800-328-2739. Brochures can be obtained from the link on this site, the link on the Student Assurance Services website or at the following locations:

Allendale Campus

Campus Health Center 10383 A 42nd Ave, Allendale, MI
Student Life Office 115 Kirkhof Center
Dean of Students Office 202 Student Services Building
Admissions 300 Student Services Building
Housing 103 Student Services Building
Records 150 Student Services Building

Pew Campus

Security Office 102 Eberhard Center
Student Services Office 101B DeVos Center
Student Assistance Center 115C DeVos Center
GVSU Family Health Center  616-988-8774 72 Sheldon, Grand Rapids


Page last modified November 5, 2012