Waive Your School's Insurance

Welcome to the Waive Your School's Insurance Center!

This page is for those students who wish to opt-out (waive out) of the coverage under their school’s student insurance plan and have the fee removed from their student account. The school’s student insurance plan can only be waived if the student has coverage under another acceptable insurance plan.

Submitting a waiver is as easy as 1-2-3! The first step to waive out of your school’s student insurance coverage is to verify that you are a “hard waiver” student.  

2015 - 2016 School Year

A Hard Waiver student for your school is:
International, Pharmacy, or Nursing and College of Health Sciences Student. If this is you, then you would be considered a hard waiver student. Hard waiver students are required to have health insurance to attend Samford University.

  • Annual Waiver Deadline: 9/6/15
  • Spring/Summer Waiver Deadline: 2/28/16

For those students who do not submit an approved waiver form before the deadline, you will be automatically charged and officially enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Once enrolled there are no refunds or cancelations. (Please note, automatic enrollment will occur AFTER the waiver deadline.)
After you verify that you are a hard waiver student and have other insurance you will need:
  • Your current health insurance plan ID card;
  • Your Samford Student ID#.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed the waiver form, an email will be sent automatically to the email address you provided notifying you of the waiver request decision. If you receive a:
  • Approval e-mail – Your waiver was approved. You should print this e-mail and save it with your records.
  • Denial e-mail – Your waiver was denied. If you would like us to look this over or if you answered a question incorrectly, please



Open Enrollment Periods

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Open Enrollment Periods for all Dependents and Students: If you have eligible dependents in the Fall or are a student in the Fall semester and eligible to purchase coverage and you choose not to enroll for coverage before the Annual Enrollment Deadline of *September 6, 2015, you or your dependents will not be eligible to enroll again until the start of next Fall unless you experience a “Qualifying Life Event” during the year.

*For new dependents or new or renewing students in the Spring semester, your open enrollment deadline is February 28, 2016. 

Qualifying Life Event

If you did not enroll or did not enroll your dependents (dependents of hard waiver or voluntary students) during your open enrollment period and have since lost coverage under your original plan, you or the dependents may qualify for a Qualifying Life Event upon providing proof of involuntary loss of coverage and payment within 30 days of losing coverage (example: marriage, divorce, loss of job, etc). The enrollment form, check or money order, and the letter of creditable coverage must be received within 30 days of losing coverage. After 30 days the student or dependents will no longer be eligible to enroll in the plan until Fall of the following school year.