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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. The school’s student insurance plan can only be waived if the student has coverage under another acceptable insurance plan.

The first step to waive out of your school’s student insurance coverage is to verify that you are an eligible student.


2021-2022 Waiver Information



Hard Waiver Student Eligibility

  • All traditional undergraduate students at the Harrisonburg location taking 12 or more credit hours
  • All international students
  • All full-time Seminary, CJP Graduate, Biomedicine, Master’s in Counseling and Healthcare Management students taking 9 or more credit hours


Are required to purchase this plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. Hard waiver students are required to have health insurance to attend Eastern Mennonite University.

All registered students enrolled in Eastern Mennonite University will have the premium charge applied to their billing statements. If you choose to waive the University health insurance plan, this charge will be removed from your bill within ten business days. If you choose to enroll in the University health insurance plan, this charge will remain on your bill.

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 cancellations. (Please note, automatic enrollment will occur AFTER the waiver deadline.)

Please Note:  If you waive the insurance you will not be eligible to enroll until the following school year unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event.


Hard Waiver Student Waiver Instructions

Waiver Deadlines:

  • Annual Waiver Deadline: 8/31/21
  • Spring/Summer Waiver Deadline: 1/31/22


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 health insurance brochure or plan description (or you might want mom & dad’s phone number handy to help answer some of the waiver questions). There might be a few questions about your current plan.

Once you have completed the waiver form, an email will automatically be sent 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 contact RCM&D at (800) 346-4075.

Please Note:  If you waive the insurance, you will not be eligible to enroll until the following school year, unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event.


Open Enrollment Periods

Open Enrollment Periods for all Students: If you 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 24, 2020, you 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 students in the Spring Semester, your open enrollment deadline is January 31, 2021.


Qualifying Life Event

Open Enrollment Periods for all Students: If you 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 *August 31, 2021, you 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 students in the Spring Semester, your open enrollment deadline is January 31, 2022.


If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please call 800-505-4160 or CONTACT US

We are always happy to help in any way.

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