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NSU Student Health Insurance
for questions regarding charges and waivers
for questions regarding benefits, coverage, health discounts, and finding a provider
for questions regarding the Voluntary Comprehensive Plan (not the mandatory NSU Student Plan)
The waiver becomes available once registration for each semester/term opens.
In order to be eligible to opt-out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, your insurance must meet the criteria listed below:
Out-of-state Medicaid, state children's health insurance plans, HMOs, and Kaiser Permanente plans may not cover non-emergency care in this area. If this is the case, you will not qualify for a waiver. Please contact your medical insurance carrier to confirm that your insurance covers non-emergency care and that you have a deductible small enough to allow you to afford your portion of the bill.
Complete the online waiver
In order to access the online waiver, you must be registered for the academic year for which you are seeking to waive coverage. Please note the waiver can only be completed online.
If your existing health insurance does not meet all six waiver criteria your waiver will be denied.
If you believe that your insurance coverage does meet the waiver criteria, you must promptly submit a request to appeal. In order for your appeal to be considered, you must email your request and fulfill all further instructions within 72 hours of your waiver denial. Your request for appeal must be emailed to email@example.com and must include your name, NSU ID number (N number), and NSU student email. Please note, you must request an appeal before your program’s waiver deadline. If your program’s waiver deadline has passed, your waiver will remain denied.
If you wish to enroll in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan after a waiver has been approved, you may do so within 30 days of experiencing a qualifying life event (i.e., involuntary loss of coverage) within your academic year. Please send an email requesting to (re)enroll in NSU's Student Health Insurance Plan to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
Coverage period: After you enroll, you will have insurance coverage for the remainder of your program's academic year.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the electronic waiver application, try the following steps: