Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) 

The Provost of the University of Pennsylvania sponsors the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) with cross-University representation and health insurance expertise. SHIAC comprises students, faculty and staff from across the campus and is chaired by the Vice Provost for Education. The Committee’s primary responsibility is to review, evaluate and negotiate the renewal of the Penn Student Health Insurance Plan (PSIP) on an annual basis. SHIAC also serves as a forum for discussing issues relevant to the provision of the best possible health insurance plan to meet the needs of the students and the University. Periodically, SHIAC works with other University offices and consultants as appropriate to solicit competitive bids from student health insurance carriers to ensure a plan that is priced appropriately with a rich benefit structure and service structure. Given a rapidly changing health insurance market and regulatory environment, SHIAC continues to evaluate the diverse needs of the student population and advocateIf  for solutions to complex health insurance issues that arise.

Anyone from the Penn community can write to this address with suggestions for SHIAC. These emails will be shared with the Committee. SHIAC email address:

If you have specific questions regarding the current Penn Student Health Insurance Plan, contact the Student Health Service Insurance Office via e-mail at  or by telephone at 215-746-3535. Information is also available at here