For Domestic Students (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident)

Fall Deadline: September 11, 2023

**All eligible Willamette students will be enrolled in and charged for the Willamette Student Health Insurance Policy every academic year. 

Note: Approved waivers remain in effect through the end of that academic year (Fall through Summer). If you submit a waiver in the 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.

Step 1: Register for Classes

You must actively be registered for classes for the Fall 2023 semester before starting the online request for the waiver process. If you are not registered for classes, you will not be able to request a waiver using the online system.

Step 2: Visit the PacificSource Health Plans website between July 17, 2023 and September 11, 2023. 

Once you register for classes, you will be eligible to request a waiver from July 17, 2023 through September 11, 2023. 

Step 3: Read over the Waiver Criteria to make sure this is the right option for you. 

Step 4: Complete the online waiver request.

**Once a waiver is submitted, the waiver can take up to 2 weeks to verify insurance coverage. If the waiver is approved you will receive a confirmation email on your Willamette Email Account letting you know the credit will be posted within a week.

All requests to waive the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan must be completed online by the student. Make sure you have all the required information before beginning.

  • Have a copy of your Health Insurance ID Card prior to beginning the waiver request.
  • Go to PacificSource Health Plans website 
  • Click on Waive coverage for domestic students
  • Follow the directions for entering your insurance information and submit to PacificSource Health Plans.
  • PacificSource Health Plans will verify insurance coverage with your current carrier and notify Student Accounts to remove the insurance premium from your Student Account once the waiver has been approved.

*Enrollment/waivers for eligible students meeting the corresponding credit hours is/are annual and will apply for the entire 2023-2024 policy year. Students who waive/enroll Fall 2023 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 2024 semester. Spring open enrollment and waiver period is only applicable to new incoming students or students NOT enrolled in classes Fall 2023 semester. Late enrollment or waiver requests will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Please contact Bishop Wellness Center or email us at if you have any questions. 

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Criteria for waiving the health insurance requirement (2023-2024 Academic Year):

  • Do you have current active coverage, agree to maintain this coverage throughout the 2023-2024 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 in Oregon?
    • 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.

For International Students

Consult the International Student Health Insurance for enrollment and waiver instructions.

Willamette University

Student Insurance

Baxter Hall
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6972 voice
503-375-5420 fax

Back to Top