Student Insurance Waiver

OHSU requires a waiver for insurance eligible students who are not covered by the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan, to demonstrate that they are covered by a plan that meets or exceeds the benefits offered by the University SHIP. 

2014-2015 Waiver Information


Summer 2015 New Students

New Students-June/July Start dates

JBT will begin accepting applications on Monday, June 1st for summer (June starts only) term.  Once approved, the waiver will be good for the remainder of the 14/15 plan year (through 8/31/2015).  These students will be required to re-submit a new waiver application for the 2015-2016 academic year per the respective deadlines listed below.

Summer 2015 Returning Students

Those with previously approved waivers for the 2014-2015 year need not apply for a summer waiver.  However, if a student does not have a previously approved waiver and wishes to waive out of the summer 2015 term, applications must be received by the date the term begins in order to be accepted.  Those students who are approved for a waiver for this term, must re-submit a new application for the 2015-2016 academic year per the respective deadlines listed below. 

Attestation Forms

A new waiver attestation form has been developed for the remainder of the 14/15 plan year.  This attestation form will provide a guide for students to determine if their current insurance meets the OHSU criteria for a waiver.  These new waiver requirements were developed in conjunction with the OHSU Student Health Advisory Committee and went into effect winter term of 2015.  A copy of the front and back of your current health insurance card is required.  In addition, all fields of the waiver attestation form must be completed in order to be processed.  It is your responsibility as a student to maintain adequate health insurance for the duration of your OHSU academic career and if you are found in violation of this, you may face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.  If you lose health insurance coverage during the school year, you must notify our office within 30 days to enroll in the OHSU student health insurance plan or be approved for a new waiver for a different qualifying plan.  Enrollment in the SHIP will be backdated to the date of prior coverage termination.                                                       

Medical Waiver Attestation Form

Dental Waiver Form

Mid-Year Waiver Checklist (A helpful guide for those pursuing coverage outside of the Student Health Insurance Plan)

What To Have With You Before You Start:

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

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

2015-2016 Waiver Information


NEW Waiver Process

The 2015/2016 waiver process will be managed by our broker, Wells Fargo.  The waiver process will be online only.  There will be a separate application for medical and dental.  If you wish to waive off both the student medical and dental insurance, you will need to complete two separate online waiver applications.  You will only be able to waive once your eligibility information for that current term has been established.  It is anticipated that the waiver site will open approximately one month prior to the term start date.  Once approved, your waiver will be good through 9/21/2016. 

NEW Waiver Deadlines

New Students (August or September start dates):

Stay tuned.  Those of you who start your new program in August and/or September will have a new online process to apply for a waiver that will be announced later this summer.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  The waiver deadline for new students will be in line with the registrar's 100% refund deadline (8/21 for August starts and 10/9 for September starts).  Late waivers that are approved will be applied to the next academic term.  Please check back for further information. 

Returning Students:

Returning students who wish to continue waivers from the 2014-2015 plan year will need to re-apply for a waiver by October 9th, 2015. A new online process will launch later this summer.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  Late waivers that are approved will be applied to the next academic term. Students wanting to waive out of subsequent terms, must submit their waivers by the 100% refund date established by the registrar.   Please check back for further information.

2015 – 2016  Summer B Fall   Winter  Spring/Summer  Summer 
Waiver Deadlines (based on 100% refund dates) 8/21/2015 10/9/2015 1/15/2016 4/8/2016 TBD


Waiver Criteria

Coming soon...

Waiver Appeals

Appeal of waiver decisions will be solely reviewed by Wells Fargo.  If your waiver application is denied, please follow the steps provided if you wish to appeal the decision.  JBT Health is no longer involved in any waiver decisions.  Waiver determinations are exclusively issued by Wells Fargo.

Qualifying Life Event-Aging off, birth, divorce

Students who are approved for a waiver and then experience a qualifying life event (age off a parental plan, loss of spousal insurance, cancellation of policy, etc.) are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  Please notify the JBT Health & Wellness Center within 60 days of the event.  Enrollment would be for the full term period and coverage would begin the date coverage was lost. 

Students who are approved for a waiver and then experience a qualifying life event are also eligible for a special enrollment period through the federal exchange.  Please visit https://www.healthcare.gov/ to learn more.