Waive Domestic Insurance

Fall Deadline: September 10, 2018

If you have health insurance that is comparable to the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan offered through a different insurance company (i.e., through a parent/guardian, employer, spouse, or other source) and DO NOT want to take part in the Willamette Plan, you must complete the online waiver process starting July 23, 2018 and complete by September 10, 2018 or you will be automatically enrolled in the Willamette plan and the charge, which must be paid, will remain on your student account.

Spring Deadline: February 4, 2019

Spring 2019 open enrollment and waiver period is only applicable to NEW incoming students or students NOT enrolled in classes Fall 2018 semester, waiver period for Spring Semester will start Monday, December 17, 2018.

*Enrollment/waivers for eligible students meeting the corresponding credit hours is/are annual and will apply for the entire 2018-2019 policy year. Students who waive/enroll Fall 2018 semester are choosing to waive/enroll for both Fall and Spring Semester (if eligible both Fall and Spring semester based on credit requirement), the opportunity to waive/enroll will NOT be provided again in Spring 2019 semester; Spring open enrollment and waiver period is only applicable to new incoming students or students NOT enrolled in classes Fall 2018 semester. Late enrollment or waiver requests will no be accepted, no exceptions. 

Students are expected to maintain comparable health insurance coverage at all times during the academic school year. If during the year your existing coverage is canceled it is the student’s responsibility to contact the WU Student Health Services to discuss the options for obtaining alternative coverage such as an individual plan or picking up the WU Student Plan with proof of loss of coverage.

*Note: Approved waivers remain in effect through the end of that academic year (Fall through Summer). If you submit a waiver in Fall and it is approved, it will apply to both the Fall and Spring semesters. If you plan on attending during the next academic year, you must submit a new waiver for that year in the fall.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Criteria for waiving the health insurance requirement:

  • Do you have current active coverage, agree to maintain this coverage throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, and agree to notify the Bishop Student Insurance Office if your insurance terminates for any reason?
  • I understand that by waiving the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan, I can still obtain services at Bishop Wellness Center.
  • Does your plan provide inpatient and outpatient medical care within a 50 mile radius of Salem, OR?
    • If you are enrolled in a HMO plan that does not meet this requirement you will be asked to formally acknowledge that you understand you may have to return home for uncovered services.
*Note: If you are considering the waiver option because you have other coverage, review the details of your other coverage carefully to make sure all your health care needs will be met throughout the year.