Deadline to Waive Student Health Insurance: Aug. 6

Deadline to Waive Student Health Insurance: Aug. 6

The deadline for waiving/declining student health insurance is Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Fairfield University requires that all full-time undergraduate, graduate, and second degree nursing students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. Under Fairfield University's "hard waiver" program, full-time undergraduate, graduate, and second degree students are automatically enrolled (and billed) each July, in the University-sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A charge for this policy appears on the student's tuition bill. However, if the student has access to comparable or better health insurance through other means (e.g. parents' coverage), and does not wish to be enrolled in the University-sponsored plan, the student must complete an online waiver to provide proof of coverage. Students completing the waiver to decline the University-sponsored plan will receive a full credit on their tuition bills.

The online waiver form may be completed by following these steps:

  • Log onto my.Fairfield.edu (student NetID and password required)
  • Enter "health insurance waiver" in search tool
  • Click "Student Health Insurance Waiver" icon
  • Complete the form
  • Click submit button on the bottom of the screen

On the Bursar page, beginning in early July, students will be able to verify that the waiver has been successful:

  • Log onto my.Fairfield.edu
  • Search "Online Billing and Payment - Student" and select "Launch"
  • Select "View Current Activity, Fall 2020"

Undergraduate Students

Students will see the initial $2,464.00 charge for the student health insurance plan. Students who have submitted the waiver will see a corresponding $2,464.00 credit. (Note: The credit may take up to two business days after the waiver is submitted to appear on the Fall 2020 activity).

Full-Time Graduate & Second Degree Nursing Students

Fairfield University requires that all full-time graduate and second-degree nursing students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. Under Fairfield University's “hard waiver” program, these students will see a charge of $3,660.00 on their tuition bill for a health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. However, if the student has comparable or better health insurance coverage through other means (e.g. parents, spouse) and does not wish to be enrolled in the University-sponsored plan, the student must complete an online waiver to provide proof of coverage and receive a full credit for the policy on their tuition bill.

To view policy details, please visit www.gallagherstudent.com/fairfield. Students coming from other geographic areas that carry HMO or network-based coverage are strongly encouraged to purchase the Fairfield University sponsored plan.

Waiver Guidelines

To qualify for the waiver, the student's health insurance policy must meet or exceed the coverage provided by the University-sponsored plan. The policy must also be written and filed in the United States. International students holding a J1 visa cannot waive health insurance coverage.

More Information

For plan highlights, please see www.fairfield.edu/healthinsurance. More detailed policy documentation is available from our broker, Gallagher Student: www.gallahgerstudent.com/fairfield.

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Last modified: 07-17-20 8:56 AM

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