Health Services

Waive Insurance

Fall Deadline: September 15, 2014 (5pm)

If you have health insurance that is comparable to the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan offered through a different insurance company (i.e., through a parent/guardian, employer, spouse, or other source) and DO NOT want to take part in the Willamette Plan, you must complete the online waiver process starting July 21, 2014 and complete by September 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. or you will be automatically enrolled in the Willamette plan and the charge, which must be paid, will remain on your student account.

Students are expected to maintain comparable health insurance coverage at all times during the academic school year. If during the year your existing coverage is canceled it is the student’s responsibility to contact the WU Student Health Services to discuss the options for obtaining alternative coverage such as an individual plan or picking up the WU Student Plan with proof of loss of coverage.

Waivers should be submitted online through Aetna and instructions can be found to the right on this page.

  • Approved waivers remain in effect through the end of that academic year (Fall through Summer). If you submit a waiver in Fall and it is approved, it will apply to both the Fall and Spring semesters. If you plan on attending during the next academic year, you must submit a new waiver for that year in the fall.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Criteria for waiving the health insurance requirement:

  • Does your plan provide inpatient and outpatient medical care within a 50 mile radius of Salem, OR?

If you are enrolled in a HMO plan that does not meet this requirement you will be asked to formally acknowledge that you understand you may have to return home for uncovered services.

  • Does your plan provide inpatient and outpatient mental health coverage?
  • Does your health insurance plan have an unlimited annual or unlimited lifetime maximum?
  • Does your health plan provide health insurance coverage throughout the academic year?
  • I understand that by waiving the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan, I can still obtain services at Bishop Wellness Center.


How to Waive Fall 2014

  • Have a copy of your health insurance ID card prior to beginning the waiver request.
  • Go to Aetna Student Health
  • Type in "Willamette University" in the purple box and you will be directed to the school's website.
  • On the right side of the page, click on Waive:Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan. This brings you to the Aetna Student Health online waiver request system.
  • Follow directions for entering your insurance information and submit to Aetna.
  • Aetna will verify with your carrier and notify Student Accounts to remove insurance premium charge from your student account.

Additional Information

If you encounter any problems submitting your waiver please contact Willamette Student Insurance office at 503-370-6972  or email for assistance.