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. Information on the waiver process can be found on the Enrollment, Verifications & Waivers page. Open Enrollment takes place June 1 – August 1.

All students are REQUIRED to TAKE ACTION – either (1) Enroll in the WFU health insurance plan or (2) Provide proof of coverage and request a waiver by the August 1 deadline. All students will need to create a Student Blue account in order to request enrollment or waiver. Please visit during the Open Enrollment period to take action. Visit the Student Insurance Information page at for more information on completing the enrollment or waiver process. You will need your student I.D. number, which will be included in the letter from the I.T. Department. 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.

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.

COST: The annual cost of coverage is based on the age of the student. For complete details, visit the Student Insurance Program Facts page.

PLAN DETAILS: For complete plan provisions, please visit:

Intend to Waive Insurance 

If you intend to waive insurance, please do so at this time by visiting From the Student Blue homepage, select Waiver > 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.

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