Welcome to the Student Insurance Office

The Fall 2015 Student Health Insurance Waiver will open June 8. Please mark your calendar and return to this site in June to access the Fall 2015 waiver application.

West Virginia University’s first priority is its students. We want them to be healthy, happy, and successful in and out of the classroom. In order to ensure that our students have access to the quality healthcare they need, when they need it, and as a measure to protect them from high, unexpected healthcare costs, all domestic students at West Virginia University and WVU Tech, enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and international students enrolled in 1 or more credit hours are required to carry health insurance coverage. This decision was made with great care by our Student Health Advisory Committee. Eligible students who do not have an approved waiver on file for the academic year are automatically enrolled in the WVU-sponsored Aetna student health insurance plan.

Please remember to bring a physical copy of your insurance card with you when seeking services at WVU Student Health or any other healthcare provider. Healthcare providers will require your insurance information prior to receiving treatment. The WVU Student Insurance Office does not share your health insurance information with any healthcare providers, including WVU Student Health.

Exemptions: Students enrolled at Potomac State College of WVU are exempt from the insurance requirement, are NOT eligible for the WVU health insurance plan and DO NOT need to complete a waiver.

Also, WVU and WVU Tech students enrolled in one of the fully online programs listed here and who do not attend any on-campus classes are exempt from the insurance requirement, are NOT eligible for the WVU health insurance plan, and DO NOT need to complete a waiver for the 2014-2015 academic year. This exemption will not apply for the 2015-2016 academic year.


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Are you a new student for Summer 2015? Click here for information about the Summer 2015 student health insurance waiver application.