Northern Illinois University

Student Insurance Plans for the 2024-2025 School Year

Fall Open Enrollment Begins July 1, 2024

We are pleased to offer Northern Illinois students and their families insurance plans provided by Delta Dental of Illinois, Chubb Insurance and Teladoc. Short Term health insurance is also available. You are not required to participate in the Northern Illinois University Student Health Insurance Plan to enroll.

Open Enrollment Periods

  • Fall: July 1 – October 31, 2024 (plan effective date August 1)
  • Spring: January 8 – March 31, 2025 (plan effective date February 1)
    •    6-month plans only

You must enroll in coverage during the open enrollment period. If you have a qualifying life event you may be eligible for a special enrollment period. Please refer to our FAQ page for more information.

Health Insurance Open Enrollment

  • Individual Insurance plans through the Marketplace 
  • Short Term Insurance plans are available at any time

Teladoc Open Enrollment 

  • Teladoc plans are available at any time

Smart plans for smart mouths.

Insurance plans


Smile with confidence! The Delta Dental Premier PPO plan provides access to a nationwide network of dentists. The DeltaCare HMO plan includes coverage for orthodontia.


Keep your eyes on the prize! Visit providers nationwide through the DeltaVision EyeMed Select network. You may also order online through Contacts Direct and


Avoid waiting rooms!  Teladoc gives you 24/7/365 access to doctors and mental health providers with unlimited visits for $0 copay. Get the care you need without leaving home.


No longer eligible for the NIU U-Ship plan? Health Insurance ensures that you are protected in the event of an illness or injury. We can assist with finding the best plan to meet your needs.


Plans Purchased


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