Health Insurance

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

Student Health Insurance Coalition
This coalition is charged with reviewing student health insurance needs and monitoring federal legislation around student health insurance.

Standards for Student Health Insurance Coverage
This document is intended to guide colleges and universities in the establishment of a student health insurance/benefits program.

ACHA’s Web Page on Affordable Care Act and Student Health Insurance   
This web page provides information on ACHA's role in health care reform, updates regarding developments related to health care reform legislation, and useful links and documents.

Strengthening Our Student Health Insurance/Benefit Programs [pdf] 
This is a presentation from the 2008 Annual Meeting in which members of the ACHA Student Health Insurance Task Force discuss the implementation of student health insurance plans.

The State of Student Health Insurance: Implications for ACHA’s Standards [pdf] 
This is a presentation on the 2007 Student Health Insurance/Benefit Plan (SHIBP) Survey Results. This slide show was presented by members of the ACHA Student Health Insurance Task Force at the 2007 Annual Meeting.

Student Health Insurance/Benefit Plans: Adapting to the Environment Post Affordable Care [pdf] 
This is a presentation from the 2014 Annual Meeting in which members of the ACHA Student Health Insurance Task Force discuss student health insurance plans.

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites .

Resources from College Health

Access to the information listed below has been provided for ACHA to post on this resource page by campuses willing to share their own resources with others. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of these materials or the content of any external websites.The materials accessed via the links below are specific to the institutions that have self-identified, and may not be appropriate for your health center or college health program. ACHA advises that you consult your own institution's legal counsel, risk management office, health insurance plan administrator, or other appropriate institutional officials in determining the insurance plan design and details for your institution's college students.

Cornell University
Example of Website Information Regarding Healthcare Reform
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC System Student Health Insurance (SHI) Implementation

U.S. Census Bureau Health Insurance Data

Government Accountability Office 2008 Study on Student Health Insurance

Health Insurance Information from the National Library of Medicine

Learn About Providing Subsidized Student Health Insurance to Graduate Students Under the Affordable Care Act
This archived webinar, hosted by the American Council on Education (ACE) and co-sponsored by ACHA and other higher education organizations, provides information to a wide range of campus professionals about whether helping graduate students pay for student health insurance could trigger penalties for your institutions under the Affordable Care Act.