July 24th, 2015
Earlier this week, the Student Insurance Program office emailed all students for whom we have not received proof of health insurance waivers (or enrollments in the Student Blue program). Please ask your Wake Forest student to check his/her email (both Inbox and spam folder) to see if he/she received a notification about health insurance.
The Student Insurance office sent the message below out today (Friday, July 24) to parents of students with no recorded health insurance. Parents and families, please check your Inbox and spam folder to see if this affects your household. The email sent to parents is replicated below.
From: WFU Office of Student Insurance
Action needed – Your WFU Student’s Health Insurance Waiver Has Not Been Received
Dear Wake Forest Parents:
We hope your student is getting excited about moving to campus shortly. As you may know, all full-time Wake Forest students are required to have health insurance. All new and returning students must either enroll in the insurance program or request to waive enrollment if they carry comparable personal health insurance meeting the criteria set by WFU.
At this time, we have not received your student’s insurance decision to either waive or enroll in the Wake Forest Student Insurance Program (SIP) and wanted to bring this to your attention so you can take appropriate action. (If you had waived or enrolled in coverage earlier this week, please disregard this message.)
Your student(s) will be automatically enrolled in the Student Blue insurance plan offered by Wake Forest if s/he does not complete a waiver by Monday, August 3, 2015 at 5pm. The insurance charge will remain on the student account and insurance ID cards will be mailed after August 10, 2015. If a decision is not entered for your student and automatic enrollment occurs, your student will be unable to waive or receive credit for the health insurance premium for fall 2015.
INTEND TO WAIVE? Then please do so at this time by visiting www.bcbsnc.com/wfu. You will need your current insurance ID card along with the student ID number to complete the waiver. Once you complete the waiver, you will receive a confirmation email from Blue Cross and the health insurance premium will be removed from the student account within 3-5 business days. Please be sure to check your junk/spam folder for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, and retain this email for your records. You may check the student account online through DEAC to confirm the waiver has been applied, and credit issued, as it will appear as “Health Ins. Premium Waiver” on the student account. If uncertainty remains, please contact our office for confirmation.
INTEND TO ENROLL? Please enroll now at www.bcbsnc.com/wfu, and pay the appropriate premium on DEAC (Deacon Electronic Account Center), so you can ensure your student will not have a hold on his/her account. Merely paying the student bill with the insurance charge DOES NOT automatically activate SIP coverage; you must complete the online form. ID cards will be delivered via US postal service 7-10 days following enrollment. Failure to enroll online will delay coverage activation and receipt of ID cards until after the August 3 deadline.
The Student Insurance Plan (SIP) is administered by BCBS of North Carolina. A full plan detail, rates, a schedule of benefits, dependent enrollment information and more information is available at www.bcbsnc.com/wfu. The University also provides a very informative site about the plan at wfu.edu/sip/.
Should you have questions or comments, please contact the Student Insurance Program staff at email@example.com or 336.758.4247.
WFU Student Insurance Program
PO Box 7312
Winston-Salem, NC 27109