Responsible Official: SVP and Dean for Campus Life
Administering Division/Department: Campus Life
Effective Date: August 31, 2007
Last Revision: April 02, 2007
Effective Fall Semester 2006, Emory University requires that all new and continuing degree-seeking students and all international students (including Oxford College) either have health insurance or purchase the University-sponsored plan.
In order to waive enrollment in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan, students must show evidence of enrollment in a United States domiciled health insurance plan that meets specific waiver criteria. Each academic year, new and continuing degree-seeking students and all international students who do not wish to be enrolled in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan must successfully complete an on line waiver process prior to the first day of Fall Semester classes. Students may access the waiver process via their OPUS account at www.opus.emory.edu. Students who do not complete a successful waiver will be automatically enrolled in the annual Emory Student Health Insurance Plan and billed for the annual premium via Student Financial Services.
New and transfer students entering in Spring or Summer Semester who do not wish to be enrolled in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan will complete the on line waiver process prior to the start of classes for their first semester at Emory. These mid-year admits will then join all continuing students in completing the process for the subsequent Fall Semester.
Emory students who have failed the waiver process (or failed to complete the process by the deadline date) may appeal the decision to enroll them in the University-sponsored plan. The Mandatory Student Health Insurance Appeals Committee, consisting of students, faculty and staff, reviews and votes upon requests for reconsideration of denied waivers.
Individual Emory undergraduate, graduate and professional colleges and schools may have a more restrictive mandatory health insurance policy in order to meet the needs of their individual academic discipline and students.
Subject Contact Phone Clarification of Policy Student Health Services 404-727-7560 Policy Posting Campus Life Central 404-737-4364
No previous versions of this policy were found.