Student Insurance Advisory Committee

Mission Statement

The Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) provides an interactive, collaborative forum for students and staff to ensure UIUC’s Student Health Insurance Plan provides the highest quality of medical, vision and dental benefits for all eligible students.

Committee Charge

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for undergraduate and graduate students. This includes but is not limited to: benefit design, vendor interaction and cost factors.
  • Evaluate and advise changes to policies and services related to the Student Health Insurance office.
  • Facilitate interactions among the committee, student represented bodies and University administration.
  • Committee members will recognize the diverse composition of the University student community and consider “what is best for all students” to guide committee discussions and decisions.
  • Communicate and clarify information about SHIPs and related concepts in order to educate a broad base of students on the importance and availability of health insurance.


  • 3 Undergrad Students
  • 7 Graduate Students
  • The Director of McKinley Health Center, or their designee,
  • The Associate Director for Finance and Administration of McKinley Health Center,
  • The Assistant Director for the Student Health Insurance Office
  • The Student Health Insurance Medical Insurance Manager.

Time Commitment

  • Co-Chair and Director meeting prep – 1 hour monthly.
  • Committee members – 1 hour monthly.

Term Limit

  • Student membership shall be appointed to one year terms.
  • Faculty or staff members shall be appointed to two year terms, with the opportunity for renewal at the discretion of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

Chair Contact

Emily Greta


Student Affairs