Waive Insurance

Requesting a Waiver for WU Student Health Insurance

If your own health insurance gives you comparable coverage, you might be able to waive out of the university's student health insurance.

  • Proof of "comparable insurance" is defined by the Waiver Criteria (see Health Insurance Requirement document).
  • You have ONE opportunity to request a Waiver each year. See the Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Request form for instructions and requirements.
    • Waiver approvals from previous years DO NOT transfer into the next year.  
    • A new Waiver Request must be completed during the waiver period each fall.
  • No one is automatically given a waiver nor is a waiver guaranteed.
    • Each individual student must submit their own waiver request with all required documentation, even if you have other insurance provided by a sponsored.
    • If you use the WU health insurance before the waiver request deadline, you are no longer eligible for a waiver.  
    • Incomplete or late waiver requests are ineligible for a waiver.
    • Your waiver request that fully meets the criteria must be submitted BY THE DEADLINE.
    • If you aren't sure if your health insurance meets the criteria, submit your request AT LEAST two weeks prior to the deadline. 

Review of waiver requests is done by the Office of International Education. If you are approved for a waiver, the charges for the WU health insurance will be deducted from your student account.  If you are not approved or do not apply for a waiver, you will remain on the Willamette University Student Health Insurance Plan and be responsible for the costs.

Waiver deadlines
Fall Deadline:
Mon, September 10, 2018
Spring Deadline:
Mon, February 4, 2019
SPRING waiver applies only if your FIRST term at Willamette is spring 2019. Thereafter your deadline will be in fall.

Waiver Criteria and Waiver Request instructions- please refer to the Enrollment & Waiver Request form.

  NOTE: Insurance does not cover the cost of healthcare expenses at 100%.
You pay for the cost of the insurance plus you will pay the healthcare provider for costs that the insurance does not cover. These are called: co-pay, deductible, coinsurance, non-covered or excluded costs, etc. Purchasing insurance is a cost IN ADDITION to any of these balances after insurance pays for healthcare costs.