SAIC Health Insurance

Health insurance is compulsory for all domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students enrolled full time and all international students. This requirement may be waived by those students who have their own health insurance coverage by:

  1. completing an online waiver form at saic.myahpcare.com annually
  2. providing proof that such coverage meets SAIC's minimum standards
  3. granting SAIC or its designee permission to verify coverage
For the 2015-16 Academic Year:
  1. completing an online waiver form in Self Service annually
  2. providing proof that such coverage meets SAIC's minimum standards
  3. granting SAIC or its designee permission to verify coverage
Note: Unless students share their Self Service login and password, parents do not have access to the online health insurance waiver/request form.

Part-time Students

SAIC's Student Health Insurance Plan is also available to all domestic part-time, degree-seeking students. The fee for health insurance is added to the student's account each semester for which coverage is requested. Health insurance coverage for the fall semester must be requested online through saic.myahpcare.com by the end of the first day of fall classes. Spring semester-only requests must be made online through saic.myahpcare.com by the end of the first day of classes for the spring semester.

*Note: If a domestic student is enrolled full-time and then drops to part-time before the end of the add/drop period, the health insurance charge will automatically be removed from the student's account and health insurance coverage will not be provided. The health insurance charge will be added back to the account if the student requests health insurance online at saic.myahpcare.com.

SAIC-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan

Information about the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2015-16 Academic Year can be found at: saicinsurance.com.

Information about the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2016-17 Academic Year designed for the Students of the Art Institute of Chicago and their Dependents can be found at saic.myahpcare.com.

Current Plan rate can be found in the Financial Services Health Insurance section.

Questions regarding benefits or claims should be directed to the insurance plan administrator:


Christie Student Health Plans
80 Hayden Ave., Suite 1
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 844.744.9231
Fax: 781.457.7701

For 2015-16 Academic Year benefits, contact

Associated Insurance Plans International, Inc.
28085 Ashley Circle, suite 201
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 800.452.5772
Fax: 847.281.8813 

Applying for Health Insurance Waiver

You can find information regarding the health insurance waiver here.

Questions regarding the process of waiving and/or requesting insurance can be directed to SAIC_StudentInsurance@saic.edu.

Domestic Students

Domestic students enrolled full time are automatically charged for and covered under SAIC's health insurance plan. Students who have comparable coverage and wish to waive SAIC's insurance must complete and submit a waiver:


Minimum Coverage Requirements:

International Students

SAIC requires that all international students have insurance coverage while enrolled at SAIC. To ensure compliance with this policy, all international students are automatically enrolled in and charged for SAIC's Student Health Insurance Plan.

SAIC insurance will be automatically billed in addition to your tuition and fees. Your dependents (a spouse or children) can obtain coverage once they arrive in the United States.

The website for the Student Health Insurance Plan that SAIC offers is located at saic.myahpcare.com. On the site, you can:

If an international student has comparable coverage and wishes to waive SAIC's insurance:

Entire Academic Year:

A waiver must be completed online through saic.myahpcare.com by the end of the first day of classes for the fall semester.

Spring Semester Only:

Spring-semester-only waivers must be completed online through saic.myahpcare.com by the end of the first day of classes for the spring semester.

Summer Semester Only:

All new full-time domestic students and all new international students who are beginning their degree program in the summer, as well as all new international students participating in SAIC's EIS (English for International Students) program, are automatically enrolled in and charged for SAIC’s summer student health insurance plan. Students with comparable coverage who do not wish to purchase SAIC’s summer student health insurance plan may submit an online waiver through saic.myahpcare.com by the first day of classes for summer sessions 3W3 and 6W2.  

Health insurance policy information provided on the waiver will be reviewed by Academic Health Plans to ensure that coverage meets minimum standards. If the information is incomplete, incorrect, cannot be verified, and/or does not satisfy criteria, the waiver will not be accepted and health insurance coverage through SAIC will be required.

Minimum Coverage Requirements:


Optional Practical Training

Health insurance coverage through SAIC is available for international students who have graduated and who have been approved for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Health insurance coverage for the fall semester only or entire academic year must be requested through Student Financial Services by the end of the first day of classes for the fall semester.

Health insurance coverage for the spring semester must be requested through Student Financial Services by the end of the first day of classes for the spring semester. 

The fee for health insurance will be added to the student's account each semester for which coverage is requested.