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Student Health Insurance Policy

MSU healthcare students will have the option to enroll in the student health insurance plan (SHIP). A waiver may be requested (see “Waiver Criteria for International, Medical and Veterinary Students” link on hyperlinked site).

MSU COM PA Medicine Program requires that all students have health insurance coverage for the duration of the program, starting from the first day of attendance through the final day of the program. The payment of medical fees incurred due to any injury or illness arising out of participation in the program is the responsibility of the student.

Failure to maintain health insurance at any time during the program will result in the student being unable to attend and progress through the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the health coverage is maintained and documented.

If you have questions about the student insurance plans, please contact MSU Human Resources at 800-353-4434 or email

Disability Insurance

MSUCOM provides a disability insurance policy to enrolled students, with coverage that will pay a monthly benefit in the event a student becomes disabled due to sickness or injury. Students have the option to purchase continued coverage upon graduation. The plan is currently issued through Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. More information is available through the plan administrator, InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc. at 800-214-7039, via email at or online at:

Dental and Vision Insurance

Dental insurance through Delta Dental of Michigan and vision insurance through VSP are available to MSUCOM students as optional coverage. Details and online enrollment are available through the MSU Human Resources website at through MSU Human Resources Benefits Office. Questions regarding these plans may be directed to MSU Human Resources at 517.353.4434 or via email at,  or online at:

The Department PA Medicine faculty approved this student handbook and policies on March 16, 2020.
Revised and approved by the Faculty of the Department of PA Medicine on 3/19/2021, 3/15/2022, 4/18/2023.