Reminder on Student Health Insurance Requirement

Happy June, Deac families!  We’re starting to get into some important deadlines and details for the fall semester, as crazy as that sounds.  The first one is about our student health insurance requirement.  I was sent the following information from our Student Insurance Administrator to share with parents and families:

All full-time enrolled students, new and returning, are required to have health insurance.  Open enrollment for the Student Blue Plan begins today, June 1st, and will end on Monday, August 3rd.  If your student has health insurance that meets the University’s criteria for waiver, please visit www.bcbsnc.com/wfu to submit the current policy information and opt out of the Student Blue plan for ’15-’16.  If a waiver is not submitted by Monday, August 3rd, your student will be enrolled in the insurance plan and charged for the fall premium.

Because this is something that we often get questions about, let me stress a couple of points.

– Simply having health insurance for your student isn’t satisfying the requirement.  You have to show that you have coverage by completing the waiver at www.bcbsnc.com/wfu

– If you do not take any action at all, your student will be automatically enrolled and you will be billed for the coverage

So please do take care of this now and ensure your Deac is covered and there are no unhappy surprises on your tuition bill!

— by Betsy Chapman

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