OHSU

Student Insurance Waiver

Students can apply to waive the university sponsored plan if they can demonstrate that their insurance plan meets the waiver requirements outlined above. Waivers can be submitted online through the Aetna Student Health Website - Insurance Waiver Online Application

What To Have With You Before You Start:

If you currently have comparable health insurance with another insurance company, be sure you have the required level of coverage. Individual insurance plans do not qualify for this waiver (unless you are a dependent on a parental policy). These plans may require a medical screening process to exclude certain individuals. This violates the OHSU policy of inclusive coverage guaranteed to all enrolled students and their dependents.

Before beginning this waiver application process, have the following materials with you:

  • Your current health insurance plan ID card
  • Your health insurance brochure or plan description

WAIVERS MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY BEFORE YOUR FALL TERM CLASSES BEGIN (PER THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR). 


WAIVER DEADLINES

New Students:

The deadline for new students is 30 days AFTER their first day of class. If your classes begin September 30th, your waiver would be due October 30th. Waivers received after the deadline will be applied to the next academic term.

Returning Students:

Returning students who wish to continue waivers must resubmit the waiver online BEFORE the date that their fall classes begin. Late waivers that are approved will be applied to the next academic term. Students wanting to waive out of Winter and/or Spring term must submit their waivers before classes begin unless they are a new student which would provide a 30 day window for submission.

Please review the Academic Calendar for more information.  Waivers are not processed and applied mid term.  Please see above for deadline specifics.

 

Appeals Of Waiver Denials

A student whose request to decline coverage is denied via the online Aetna waiver system, may appeal this decision by submitting the verification forms (in addition to a copy of their insurance cards) which Aetna provides in their denial email.  These documents can then be submitted for consideration to the JBT Health & Wellness Center at OHSU via our .


WAIVER QUESTIONS

If you have any questions regarding waivers, please contact us at JBT Health & Wellness Center or visit the Aetna Student Health - View Website