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

Spring Deadline: January 29, 2024

The Spring waiver process is only open to eligible new incoming or eligible returning students who were not enrolled in classes Fall 2023 semester. 

Willamette University requires that all degree-seeking half-time or more domestic students carry medical insurance coverage comparable to that offered through the school's comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. You will automatically be enrolled in the PacificSource Health Plans Policy and charged through our student accounts department. 

If you are NEW for Spring semester and wish to apply for a waiver from the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan, the waiver form will be available starting Wednesday, January 3, 2024. The deadline to submit the Spring waiver form is Monday, January 29, 2024.

The Spring 2024 waiver form will be emailed to students starting Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

*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.

*Note: If you submit a waiver in the Spring 2024 semester and it is approved, it will apply only to the Spring/Summer semester. If you plan on attending during the next academic year, you must submit a new waiver for that year in the Fall.

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

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