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Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan

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2013 - 2014 Insurance Requirement and Waiver Process

Dartmouth college requires all students who are classified as active in the College Student Information System (Banner), including students not taking classes or on a leave term, to have health insurance meeting specified standards of coverage.  Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) each academic year and the cost of the plan is billed to their tuition account.  Students who have insurance coverage that meets Dartmouth's insurance requirements may apply to waive the automatic enrollment into the DSGHP by completing the insurance waiver petition below. 

DSGHP Annual Mailings:

Incoming Students:
  • Undergraduates: Will be mailed via postal mail to the permanent address listed in Banner.
  • Graduates: Will be mailed via e-mail to the e-mail address provided on the student's Dartmouth application from
Returning Students:
  • Undergraduates: Will be mailed via postal mail to the permanent address listed in Banner.
  • Graduates: Will be mailed via e-mail to the student's college e-mail address from

Click here for the 2013 - 2014 waiver requirements.

2013-2014 DSGHP Coverage Information

Period Of Coverage (Plan Year)
  • New First Time Students:   August 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014
  • Returning Students:          September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014
Coverage Fees (Dependent fees are in addition to the student fee)
  • Student:   $2,187.00
  • One Dependent:   $3,708.00 (plus $270.00 annual spouse/domestic partner health access fee if applicable)
  • Two or More Dependents:   $5,298.00 (plus $270.00 annual spouse/domestic partner health access fee if applicable)

NOTE:  A new dependent application needs to be submitted each plan year, dependent re-enrollment is not automatic.  The deadline for enrolling dependents for the 2013-2014 plan year is September 1, 2013. However, we strongly recommend that you submit a completed DSGHP dependent application by August 1, 2013 to insure that coverage will be activated and ready to use on September 1, 2013. 


DSGHP Claim Forms

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Contact Us

  • Phone: 603/646-9438
  • Fax:  603/646-9410
  • E-mail:
  • NEW PHYSICAL LOCATION: 37 Dewey Field Road, 4th Floor, Rooms 403 & 408
    • Enter 37 Dewey Field Road entrance from the Maynard parking lot.
    • Turn left, then right and follow hallway to stairs.
    • Go up 2 flights to 4th floor.
    • At top of stairs take a right and then an immediate left, DSGHP Offices are at end of hallway.
  • Mailing Address: 7 Rope Ferry Road, Hanover, NH 03755
  • Campus Mailing Address:  Hinman Box# 6143
  • Hours:
    • Fall, Winter and Spring Terms:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Summer Term and Breaks:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Plan Coverage For Dartmouth Students

The DSGHP benefit program is designed to complement services available through the Dartmouth College Health Service. Spouses and domestic partners covered in the DSGHP Family Plan may use the Primary Care services at Dick's House.

Some features of the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan, which may not be in your insurance plan, include:

  • Coordination of services by Health Service staff who know Dartmouth students
  • Coverage for injuries sustained in Intercollegiate or club sports
  • Family plan coverage for students with dependents
  • First Dollar Benefits for eligible Health Service expenses
  • Major Medical Benefits for hospitalization and physician services
  • Prescription Drug Benefits on campus and nationally through the Medco Health Network
  • Preferred Provider Network includes the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • No Waiting Period or Pre-existing Condition exclusions
  • On Campus Assistance with enrollment and claim submission
  • Special Outpatient mental health benefits
  • World-wide coverage
  • Dental cost savings through the Basix Dental Savings Program

(This brief summary does not constitute a promise of benefits on behalf of the Plan or Dartmouth College. Please see the Plan Document for a complete description of benefits, limitations, exclusions and special provisions.)

Last Updated: 9/30/13