Admitted: Health Insurance Requirements | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Admitted: Health Insurance Requirements

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The forms and information provided through the links below will not be current until mid-late June 2022.

Domestic MFA and undergraduate students no longer are required to purchase health insurance through MCAD if they do not have their own policy (international students must purchase through MCAD). 

However, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) all MCAD students are required to be enrolled in an ACA compliant health insurance policy. Therefore students will need to find their own health insurance coverage. For convenience, MCAD is offering a plan through United Health. The cost of the plan is $3294 for 12 months (starting Fall 2022 semester and is prorated for spring starting students).

All domestic MFA and undergraduate students enrolled for fall semester must submit proof of insurance prior to the start of the semester. Students not enrolled for fall, but starting in the spring, must submit proof of insurance prior to the start of the spring semester. All international students must purchase health insurance through MCAD.

The United Health plan, which MCAD has offered in the past, is available to MFA and undergraduate students. Information and enrollment can be found on Gallagher's website*. The United Health Plan is $3294 for 12 months (starting Fall 2022 semester) and is charged to your student account to be paid in the first semester. Spring starting students will have a pro-rated premium.

Other resources with information about purchasing your own health insurance:

To submit your proof of insurance, visit Gallagher's website*. 

Insurance policies held outside of MN (ie Out-of-state Medicare/Medical) may not provide full medical coverage in Minnesota. Check with your policy regarding coverage in Minnesota. 

If you are on a parent or family insurance plan complete the Proof of Insurance form* using information from your insurance card or account information 

If you have your own insurance plan (i.e MNSure) complete the Proof of Insurance form* using information from your insurance card or account information 

International students are required to purchase health insurance through MCAD. Insurance information is found Gallagher's website*.

Students may also want to consider purchasing tuition insurance. Tuition insurance will cover tuition expenses if a student needs to withdraw from school unexpectedly due to physical and/or mental health issues. Tuition insurance is purchased directly through GradGuard and not through MCAD. There is more information on my.MCAD.edu under the Student Accounts page and GradGuard's website.

*The forms and information provided will not be current until mid-late June 2022.

Deadlines for Submitting Health Insurance Information


Fall Deadlines
May 1 Insurance submission form becomes available
August 1 Proof of insurance due

Spring Deadlines
January 2 Proof of insurance due

The Proof of Insurance form is available after May 1 for the next academic year, and can be found on my.mcad.edu under the "Student Life" tab.