Student Health

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Duke SMIP

At Duke University we understand Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been challenging and confusing! Students should not worry about losing their current coverage since the Duke SMIP meets the PPACA’s standards 100%.   In addition, the Duke SMIP previously and currently maintains a no pre-existing condition waiting period policy to make sure our students received the best possible health care coverage.  Moreover, eligible dependents can be added to the student policy during our fall 2018 Open Enrollment, until August 30, 2018.  Duke SMIP’s provides coverage at 100% for preventive care services in accordance with the PPACA.  For further details please go to or download a detailed Benefit Booklet for the Duke SMIP at under “plan benefits”.