Northwestern University

Student Insurance Plans for the 2021-2022 School Year

Fall Open Enrollment begins August 1, 2021

We are pleased to offer Northwestern University students and their families insurance plans provided by Delta Dental of Illinois and Chubb Insurance. You are not required to participate in the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) to enroll in these benefits.

Open Enrollment Period

  • Fall: August 1 – October 31, 2021 (plan effective date September 1)
  • Spring: February 1 – April 30, 2022 (plan effective date March 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.

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! The DeltaVision plan provides access to the EyeMed Select Network including Contacts Direct,, Target Optical, Pearle Vision and Lenscrafters.

Accident & Sickness

Need extra protection when something happens? This plan provides cash benefits to help cover your deductible and out of pocket expenses not covered by your health insurance.  

Find A Provider

Need assistance finding a provider?  The Delta Dental provider search feature allows you to find local and national dental and vision providers in your network.


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