Maintaining health insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time WVSOM students and all students MUST be covered by a domestic health insurance plan. All students are required to enroll in the WVSOM - Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan unless an acceptable Waiver is provided by the designated deadline. The acceptable coverage to waive the WVSOM - Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan is a parent's employer group plan, a spouse's employer group plan, a student's own employer group plan, West Virginia Medicaid (1st and 2nd year students only), VA Benefits or COBRA. Individual Plans will be accepted for the 2019-2020 Policy year as long as they meet the waiver requirements. Individual plans will be verified on a quarterly basis.
If you have active health insurance with benefits which meet the criteria below you may apply for waiver of enrollment in the WVSOM plan. You will need to have your current insurance ID card and information regarding your plan benefits to complete the process. A copy of the front and back of your Health Insurance ID card must be submitted with your request. Once you have submitted the required information you will receive an email verifying if your waiver meets the WVSOM requirements. Waivers will be accepted until June 15, 2019 for the fall semester. Please be aware that you will be automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan and the health insurance charge will remain on your account if a waiver request is not completed and approved. Waiver requests will not be accepted after the June 15, 2019 deadline for the 2019-2020 Policy Year Spring Semester.
By submitting your waiver request you are acknowledging that you have read the Waiver Requirements and agree to abide by the WVSOM Insurance Policy.