Student Accounts: Health Insurance
The University believes that a solid health plan is vital to the well being of our students. As such, all full-time undergraduate students are required to carry medical insurance and are automatically enrolled in Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. Students with comparable existing health insurance coverage may complete an on-line Health Insurance Waiver at NW Student Health Insurance Consortium Waiver. The waiver form for 2015-2016 will be available in mid July. Please have your health insurance ID card available. If you are an incoming student for spring 2016 semester, the form will be available online in mid-December. The waiver can be submitted by following the instructions in the Health Insurance Waiver Tutorial.
The deadline to complete the waiver for fall 2015 is September 4, 2015 noon (PDT)
The deadline to complete the waiver for spring 2016 is January 15, 2016 (PST)*
*Only applicable to new and returning students who were not enrolled fall semester
Unless you complete the online waiver before the deadline, you will be required to pay the $1,019.00 premium fall and spring semester. The full year $2,038.00 premium will not be pro-rated even if you obtain other comparable insurance during the year; no exceptions will be granted. Within 2 business days of submission of the waiver, the insurance charge will be offset by a waiver credit. The waiver must be completed every fall, and applies to both fall and spring semesters. Students new to the University and students who were not enrolled on campus for the fall semester (i.e. Studies Abroad, IES, students on a leave of absence, etc.) must go online and follow the instructions above to waive the spring insurance.
Information about the insurance offered through the University of Portland can be found at:
2015-2016 Regence Insurance Highlight Sheet
UP 2015/16 Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Medical Plan Booklet
Regence Preferred Provider List
UP Pediatric Dental Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Pediatric Dental Plan Booklet
Part-time undergraduate and all graduate students are not required to participate in the University group insurance plan and are not automatically enrolled. Part-time undergraduate students and graduate students who would like to participate in the University group insurance plan should contact Student Accounts for more information.
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