Student Health Insurance Enrollment is open!

July 11, 2019

All Grinnell College students are required to have a U.S. based Affordable Care Act compliant health insurance policy that provides comparable coverage in Grinnell Iowa. In accordance with this requirement, all students are billed $1,774.00 for the Student Health Insurance Plan. If a student has a health insurance plan that meets this requirement, they must waive this fee by August 14, 2019.

  • Students who do not waive the student insurance will automatically be enrolled on August 14th.
  • Grinnell College does not financially benefit from students that purchase the student health insurance.
  • If you have a private health insurance provider, make sure to bring your own insurance card with you when you come to campus. While the campus Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) doesn’t bill insurance, this card will be needed when utilizing services off campus. If you don’t have your own card, a duplicate can be requested from your insurance provider.
  • If you participate in a health care plan such as Medicaid from a state other than Iowa, your plan will not transfer to Iowa.


For questions regarding the student health insurance plan and/or Medicaid in the state of Iowa please contact Dustin Smith at Ramsey Weeks, 641-236-3141.

More information regarding insurance requirements

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