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Deadline to Waive Student Health Insurance, Aug. 2

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The deadline for waiving/declining student health insurance is August 2, 2017.

Domestic Students:

Fairfield University requires all full-time domestic undergraduate students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. Under Fairfield University's "hard waiver" program, full-time undergraduate domestic students are automatically enrolled (and billed), each July, in its sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A $1,948 charge for this policy appears on the domestic student's tuition bill. However, if the domestic 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 domestic 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 bill.         

The deadline for waiving/declining the insurance is August 2, 2017. 

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

  • Have your health insurance card available
  • Log onto my.Fairfield.edu (student Net ID and password required)
  • Enter "Health Insurance Waiver" in the search tool
  • Click on the "Student Health Insurance Waiver" icon
  • Complete the form
  • Be sure to click on the "submit" button on the bottom of the screen

Once your bill is available on the Bursar page (in early July), you will be able to verify that the waiver has been successful:

  • Log on to my.Fairfield.edu
  • Search “Bursar”
  • Select “Online Billing and Payment – Student"
  • Log in with your Net ID and password
  • Select “View Current Activity, Fall 2017”

Students will see the initial $1,948 charge for the student health insurance plan. Students who have submitted the waiver will see a corresponding $1,948 credit. (Note: The credit may take up to two business days after the waiver is submitted to appear on the Fall 2017 activity).

International Students: 
Fairfield University requires all full-time undergraduate and graduate international students to purchase the University-sponsored health insurance policy. 
The University enrolls each international student in its sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A charge for this policy appears on the student's tuition bill. International (VISA holding) students are enrolled on a mandatory basis and cannot waive coverage. 

To View Policy Details: Please visit gallagherstudent.com/Fairfield. Domestic students coming from other geographic areas that carry HMO or network-based coverage are strongly encouraged to purchase the Fairfield University sponsored plan.   

For questions about the health insurance plan, contact Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk at (800) 397-2874 or visit their website at gallagherstudent.com/Fairfield. For technical questions regarding the waiver process, contact Fairfield University IT Help Desk at (203) 254-4000, ext. 4069.


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Last modified:  Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:45:34 EDT

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