Fairfield University requires that 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 $2,161.00 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 on-line 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 University’s health insurance requirement and “hard waiver” program only applies to traditional, first degree undergraduate students (it does not apply to Second Degree Nursing students).
Student Health Insurance Plan Features:
For a complete description of the benefits available, limitations and exclusions, and FAQs please visit www.gallagherstudent.com/fairfield
DEADLINE FOR WAIVER FORM SUBMISSION IS August 2, 2018
If a form is not submitted by the deadline, you will remain enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan for the entire policy year. Not all plans are considered comparable, such as out-of-state Medicaid plans or regional HMOs. Your current plan must provide coverage in the Fairfield, CT area.
ONLINE WAIVER PROCESS (Domestic Students Only)
To waive the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2018-2019 policy year, have your health insurance card available and:
Once your bill is available on the Bursar page (in early July), you will be able to verify that the waiver has been successful:
Students will see the initial $2,161.00 charge for the student health insurance plan. Students who have submitted the waiver will see a corresponding $2,161.00 credit. (Note: The credit may take up to two business days after the waiver is submitted to appear on the Fall 2018 activity).
Questions? Contact Gallagher Student Health toll free at 1-800-397-2874 or visit our website and click the ‘Customer Service’ link.
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 www.gallagherstudent.com/fairfield.
Questions? Contact Gallagher Student at (800) 397-2874 or visit their website at www.gallagherstudent.com/fairfield .
Domestic Graduate Students:
The University is not able to offer health insurance to domestic (US) graduate students. If you need health insurance, here are a few options: