StudentInsurance

Welcome to the Student Insurance Office

Welcome to the new Student Insurance Office at West Virginia University.

The Spring 2015 Waiver is Now Open

Student Insurance Office November Spring Waiver Postcard

If you have an approved waiver on file for Fall 2014, there is no need to complete the Spring waiver. You have opted-out of the Aetna plan for the entire 2014-2015 academic year. If you have an approved waiver on file and attempt to complete the Spring waiver, you will receive an error stating that you are ineligible to complete the waiver.

Spring 2015 Student Insurance Announcements
  • The Spring 2015 waiver site is open from November 10, 2014 through January 2, 2015.
  • Eligible students without an approved waiver on file will be enrolled in WVU’s 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.

2014-15 Academic Year Student Insurance Changes

West Virginia University’s first priority is its students. We want them to be healthy, happy, and productive in and out of the classroom. Beginning in Fall 2014, 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 will be required to carry health insurance coverage. This decision was made with great care by our Student Health Advisory Committee so 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.


West Virginia University
Student Insurance Requirement Announcement Letter for WVU Students
Student Insurance Quick Facts for WVU Students
Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan Highlights Sheet for WVU Students
Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan Summary

WVU Tech
Student Insurance Requirement Announcement Letter for WVU Tech Students
Student Insurance Quick Facts for WVU Tech Students
Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan Highlights Sheet for WVU Tech Students
Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan Summary

Noted 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 fully online degree programs 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.