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Mandatory Plan Waiver Information

Students who are mandated to have coverage under the mandatory student health insurance plan may submit and on-line request to waive out of the mandatory plan if they have other acceptable health insurance coverage. Your plan must have coverage that meets certain minimum requirements listed below in order for your waiver application to be approved.

The waiver deadline for Spring/Summer semester 2020 is February 28, 2020.

Submitting an insurance waiver application

To submit a waiver, click link and select “Waive Coverage.” Use your 9-digit student ID number and date of birth to access the waiver form. Upon submission of the request, you will immediately receive a confirmation page. Please print a copy of the confirmation page for proof of your waiver submission.

The review of your waiver request may take up 7 business days to complete.  During this review period, you may be asked to submit proof of your insurance coverage such as letter from your insurance company verifying coverage and a copy of your insurance policy. Requested documentation must be in English.

  • For your waiver request to be considered, you must submit your request by the stated waiver period deadline each semester. If you fail to do so, you are expected to pay the premium charges on your student account.
  • You are required to submit a waiver request each semester.
  • An approved waiver for the mandatory student health insurance plan does NOT waive the student health semester fee that is part of a student’s tuition and fees.
  • The minimum requirements that your current plan has must meet the minimum requirements listed below in order for you to receive an approved waiver.

If your waiver is approved

A credit will be placed on your student account for the premiums charged. This can take up to 7 business days after the waiver approval.

If you have an approved waiver, but you lose your insurance plan coverage during the semester, please email us at health@georgiasouthern.edu or contact Tammy Howard at 912-478-7393.

If your waiver is denied

For questions about why your waiver was denied, or to appeal your denial, email us at health@georgiasouthern.edu or call Tammy Howard at 912-478-7393. Include your full name, eagle ID and phone number in your email.

An appeal must be submitted within seven (7) business days from the date of denial.  Appeals must include supporting documentation regarding your other health insurance coverage. You must submit a letter from your insurance company verifying coverage and a copy of your insurance policy that outlines your coverage.  Documentation must be in English.

Minimum Requirements of Insurance Plan Coverage

Coverage must be in effect for the entire semester.
Fall 
(August 1 – December 31)        Spring/summer (January 1 – July 31)

Domestic Students must have a minimum of the following benefits:

  • Both accident and sickness coverage
  • Minimum benefit of $500,000 per policy year **
  • Coverage for all pre-existing conditions
  • Reasonable deductible ($3,250 or less) and/or copay per individual, per year
  • In-patient and outpatient, mental and nervous disorder benefits
  • Prescription Drug coverage
  • Pay benefits worldwide
  • All Georgia mandated requirements +

International Students in the F1 and J1 student statuses must have a minimum of the following benefits:

  • Both accident and sickness coverage
  • Minimum benefit of $250,000 per policy year **
  • A deductible of $500 or less and/or co-pay per individual, per year *
  • In-patient and outpatient, mental and nervous disorder benefits
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Pay benefits worldwide
  • Medical evacuation to one’s home country and family reunification of not less than $50,000 *
  • Provision for repatriation of remains of not less than $25,000 *
  • All Georgia mandated requirements +
  • International students and scholars, and any accompanying spouse and dependent(s), may be subject to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

*Federal Standards required for International Students

**To meet Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements your health plan should have no annual benefit Limits.  (These requirements are based on the federally mandated requirements of the ACA.)

+Georgia mandates coverage for the following benefits to be paid as any other Sickness:
Mammography, PAP Smears, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests, Chlamydia Screening, Mastectomy, Bone Mass Measurement, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Dental Anesthesia, Diabetes, Surveillance Tests for Ovarian Cancer, Telemedicine, Drug Treatment of Children’s Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplants, Postpartum Care, and Mental Illness.

Last updated: 11/12/2019