North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) policy section 505 requires all international students at Dickinson State University in F-1 or J-1 status to carry the health insurance policy designated by the Chancellor of the North Dakota State University System. International students in F-1 or J-1 status will automatically be enrolled in the insurance policy each semester by DSU’s Business Office. *Canadian citizens are exempt from this requirement but are eligible to enroll in the plan if they choose to do so.


Students are billed for the insurance policy premiums via their Dickinson State University account at the beginning of each semester. The total amount for the semester must be paid by the tuition payment deadline.

Coverage Dates

  • Fall: August 16 – December 31
  • Spring: January 1 – August 15
  • Summer: If you plan to graduate in May, or are going home for the summer, you are still required to pay the spring/summer premium in full. Refunds and waivers pro-rated for the summer period are not allowed. The insurance plan is non-negotiable and non-refundable.

Policy Information

For information about the insurance policy, visit:

Information regarding COVID-19 coverage can be found here:

United Healthcare Contact Information
Customer Service: 1-877-433-6667

The policy number is the same for all Dickinson State University international students enrolled during a given period. Each student also has a unique, "SR ID #" that is also found on the card. This SR ID will remain the same for you each semester you remain enrolled at DSU.

Create and Maintain United Healthcare Student Account

New students

  1. Visit this URL:
  2. Type: Dickinson State University in the school name box
  3. Click the "Login to My Account" link.
  4. Click "CREATE ACCOUNT" and fill in the requested information
    • A) enter your first/last name exactly as it shows in Campus Connection
    • B) enter your Dickinson State email address or your Dickinson State student ID to confirm your identity

Continuing students
If you had United Healthcare coverage last semester, choose “Login to My Account” and login as you have done in the past to see your new coverage information.

Problems logging in?
If you have trouble logging in to your account or creating one, you will need to contact United Healthcare’s customer service: at 1-877-433-6667 or Due to privacy laws, the Office of International Programs at Dickinson State is not able to assist you.

If you do not believe you are receiving emails from United Healthcare, check your spam/junk mail and update your mailbox settings if necessary, in case the email from United Healthcare went there by accident.

After creating an account, you can print your insurance ID card or download the mobile app on your phone to access insurance information. With the United Healthcare app, you can access your digital ID card, explore care options, find a local doctor and view your claims.

Search for "UHCSR StudentResources" for Apple or Android in the App Store or on Google Play.

Print a paper ID card

  1. Visit this URL:
  2. Enter "Dickinson State University" in the school name box
  3. In the upper-right hand corner, click the "Login to My Account" link.
  4. First time users: claim your account, using the above instructions
  5. Returning students: enter your username and password if you already have an account.
  6. Once logged in, select "ID Card Information"
  7. “Request Permanent ID card”  and/or  “View or Print ID Card"

VERY IMPORTANT: Be sure to carry an insurance card with you at all times. You never know when you may need to use it.

Waivers for comparable insurance coverage

Under the North Dakota University System Policy/Procedure 505, students may be eligible for a waiver of the NDUS designated insurance if they are able to provide proof of comparable coverage. Waivers are granted in only a few exceptional situations, typically when coverage is already provided through a U.S. employer, or a parent or spouse’s U.S. based employer. Waivers are NOT granted for students who are “shopping” for a lower price.

Refer to the North Dakota University System website for the requirements that alternate insurance policies must meet in order to be considered comparable to the NDUS designated insurance plan.

The Office of International Programs at Dickinson State cannot help students research alternative insurance plans.