Grad Students and Health Science Majors: SHIP or UIGRADCare

Graduate students and health science majors may choose between the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or UIGRADCare. To be eligible for student insurance as a graduate student, you must be an enrolled, degree seeking student.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is a Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan, which provides coverage for preventive care, hospitalization, surgery, maternity, well-baby/well-child care, emergency care for accidents or illness, medically necessary physician care, prescription drugs and mental health. 

More in depth information on SHIP can be found on the Undergraduate SHIP page. [button]


The UIGRADCare plan is a comprehensive health care program that covers hospital, medical, surgical, outpatient, and other health care services such as physical therapy. Coverage is also provided for routine physicals, newborn care, well-child check ups, and prescription drugs. 

To view the above plans side by side, please visit the SHIP and UIGRADCare Coverage Comparison


Contact Information

University Benefits Student Insurance

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.