About Student Health Insurance

Below are some of the common questions students have about health insurance. 

PLEASE NOTE A NEW UPDATE: ALL STUDENTS registered for at least 1 credit hour in the Fall semester (including intersession classes) will automatically be billed for student health insurance. This applies to both Day and Evening Division students.   

If you are making up an Incomplete, those credits will not count in determining whether you will be automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan.

Enrollment and Waiver Information

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Students who have eligible health insurance coverage from outside the university will need to waive your IIT coverage each year of attendance.  If you previously waived your insurance, you will need to do so again this year and every year you attend IIT or you will be automatically billed for IIT-provided health insurance.

You may waive insurance coverage if you have comparable coverage by filing a waiver form online at https://web.iit.edu/shwc between June 1 and September 1. IIT now requires students who waive the student health insurance to do so every year. The new process goes directly through Aetna Student Health Insurance. (Please note: If you are on an F1 or J1 visa, you will not be permitted to waive the IIT health insurance.) If you do not waive coverage by September 1, you will be billed for the insurance. For more information about the plan, including waivers, go to https://web.iit.edu/shwc/insurance or call the Student Health and Wellness Center at 312/567-7550.

How do I obtain coverage for my dependents?


If you are enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan, you may also purchase coverage for your eligible dependents. All eligible dependents enrolling for coverage must submit an Enrollment form to Aetna Benefit Planning Insurance Agent, Inc. You can enroll them online on Aetna Student Health’s website.

To participate in this program, you must be enrolled in IIT's student health insurance plan.

Who can help me if I have problems with my health insurance?

Aetna (prescription drug plan)
(800) 238-6279

IIT Student Health Center


(312) 567-7550