Health Services

Waive Insurance

Fall Deadline: September 16, 2013 (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 22, 2013 and complete by September 16, 2013 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.

Spring Deadline: February 3, 2014 (5pm)

New incoming students spring semester and current students need to complete the Waiver Application Form and submit to the Bishop Wellness Center, Student Insurance office prior to February 3, 2014 (5pm) for consideration. There is not an online version for Spring semester.

If you submit a waiver in the Spring Semester and it is approved, it will apply only to the Spring/Summer 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:

  • Your plan must 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.

  • Your plan must have at least a $500,000 medical maximum per year.
  • Your annual deductible must be $3,000 or less. If you are on a family plan, please divide your annual deductible by the number of people on your plan.
  • Your plan must provide inpatient and outpatient mental health coverage.
  • Health plan must be active and provide health insurance coverage throughout the academic year.

How to Waive Spring 2014

1. Fill out the Waiver Application Form and return to address at the bottom of the form prior to February 3, 2014 (5pm).

Additional Information

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