Health Insurance

Required Student Health Insurance

Wake Forest University requires health insurance as a condition of enrollment for full-time, degree-seeking domestic graduate students, and all international students with F or J visas. Students who demonstrate comparable coverage may waive the insurance provided by WFU (see below).

All students are REQUIRED to TAKE ACTION by JANUARY 15 – either (1) Enroll in the WFU health insurance plan or (2) Provide proof of coverage and request a waiver. All students will need to create a Student Blue account in order to request enrollment or waiver. Please visit the Student Blue website during the Open Enrollment period to take action and review plan details. For complete details and cost of coverage, visit the Student Health Insurance Program page. You will need your student I.D. number to enroll or waive. Please note that this process is repeated each semester and must be completed by the given deadline in order for your tuition bill to be accurate prior to financial aid being posted.


Information on the waiver process can be found on the Enrollment and Waiver Criteria page. If you intend to waive insurance, please do so at this time by visiting the Student Blue website. From the Student Blue homepage, select Waive > Request a Waiver, and create a Student Blue account to continue. You will need your current insurance ID card handy along with your Student ID to complete the waiver. Once you complete the waiver application online, BCBSNC will send an email confirming the receipt of your waiver application. Please note that this email is only confirmation of the receipt of your insurance information, and the waiver request may be subject to further review to ensure compliance with the University criteria. If at any time the waiver information is found to be invalid, the waiver can be denied. In order to receive a credit for the health insurance premium on the student account, a waiver must be submitted, and a credit to the student account can be expected within 3-5 business days of submission.

*Please note that enrolling or waiving insurance remains in place for the entire academic year (August 1 – July 31), and must be re-submitted every academic year prior to August 1.

International Students

International students with F or J visas will not have the option to waive from the Student Blue plan unless they are covered by a plan reviewed and approved by the University based on the minimum criteria. Check the criteria to waive coverage. Additionally, the plan must be provided by a company licensed to do business in the U.S. with (a) a U.S. claim payment office, (b) a U.S. telephone number, and (c) plan literature available in English.

QUESTIONS: Contact our Student Insurance Program staff at or (336) 758-4247.