The Student Blue link to waive or enroll in insurance is open.
HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENT – FALL SEMESTER 2018
- Students are required to have health insurance. Students may remain on their parents’ insurance or buy their own insurance. Students provide the university proof of insurance with an on-line waiver. Students without insurance may purchase the Student Blue Student Health Insurance.
The web portal is open to waive or enroll in the Student Blue insurance. Click the Student Blue UNCC link above.Verification of insurance will begin June 1, 2018.
The premium for Fall 2018 Student Blue health insurance is $1311.50. The benefits, deductible and copay are the same as the Fall & Spring 2017 Student Blue insurance. The coverage dates have changed from previous years (see below).
- If you have insurance, you must have an approved waiver or your will be responsible for the Student Blue insurance premium of $1311.50.
- Please read the emails from Student Blue and Student Health Insurance Dept. for the most up-to-date status of your waiver request. Emails will be sent to the student’s .uncc email address. Student Blue has the option for you to have a secondary email address, such as a parent’s address.
STUDENT BLUE COST AND COVERAGE DATES
The UNC System has selected Student Blue as the Student Health Insurance carrier for the 2018-19 academic year. Student Blue is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
The Student Blue premium for 2018-19 is charged twice a year.
$1311.50 for the Fall Semester (coverage for August 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019)
$1311.50 for the Spring Semester (coverage for February 1-July 31, 2019)
Equivalent to a monthly premium of $218.58 per month.
The deadline to waive the student health insurance is September 10, 2018. All waivers must be submitted on-line at the Student Blue site (link above). An approved waiver will remove the $1311.50 charge from a Student Account in 4-6 weekdays.
Fall Semester: To be eligible for a waiver, your insurance must have an effective date no later than September 1, 2018.
Students who have an existing Blue Cross Blue Shield plan for family or individual coverage must complete the waiver process as well. Students who are covered under a different health insurance plan are welcome to consider Student Blue.
If you have out-of-state health insurance, please review your insurance plan to confirm the type of medical coverage it has in the Charlotte region. The waiver verification process does not check this.
WHO IS REQUIRED TO HAVE INSURANCE?
The following UNC Charlotte students are required to have health insurance and are automatically charged $1311.50 for the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan when they register for the semester. You must provide proof of insurance on-line at the Student Blue link above in order to waive the premium:
- Undergraduate Students: enrolled in six or more degree-seeking credit hours.
- Graduate Students: enrolled in three or more credit hours in a degree-seeking or certificate program.
- International Students: all F-1 and J-1 visas - regardless of credit hours
THE FINE PRINT… PLEASE READ
- The Insurance Requirement does not apply to students enrolled in a Distance Education program.
- Many online courses are not designated as Distance Education.
- Medicaid Family Planning is not credible health insurance and will not be approved to obtain a waiver
- If you have been charged $1311.50 for the Student Blue plan on your UNC Charlotte Student Account, you are required to have insurance.
- Only students who are eligible for the mandatory hard waiver UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan are eligible for coverage.
- All charges for the Student Blue insurance premium will appear on your UNC Charlotte Student Account. Please review it to see charges and credits. When your waiver has been approved, a credit of the amount of the premium amount will appear on your Student Account.
- Student Blue insurance will NOT provide coverage for dependents, (spouses, domestic partners and children). It also does not cover students on a voluntary basis.
- To waive using Tricare insurance, enter the sponsor or Military Member’s social security number.
- If you are purchasing Student Blue insurance, you must go online to activate the insurance.
- Insurance premiums cannot be prorated.
If you have any questions about the insurance or why you were charged for insurance, please call or email us. Also, feel free to come to the Insurance Office on the Student Health Center lower level.