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Waive Your School's Insurance


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.


2020-2021 Waiver Information



Hard Waiver Student Eligibility

  • All Full-time undergraduate students taking 12 or more credit hours
  • All international students regardless of credit hours
  • All graduate students participating in the following clinical programs with 6 or more credits are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan at registration and the premium for coverage is added to their tuition billing unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished: DPT, DOT, MSN, MSW, dual degree MSW, PsyD, and dual degree PsyD.

Are automatically enrolled unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. Hard waiver students are required to have health insurance to attend Widener University. You must annually complete an on-line waiver or enroll in the University’s policy through your Campus Cruiser WebAdvisor.

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:

  • 1st Year OT/PT Program Annual Waiver Deadline: 6/10/20

To Waive, please go to my.widener.edu and search “health insurance” in the search bar at the top. Click on “Student Health Insurance Waiver/Enroll”, you will need to sign in and then follow all directions to complete the waiver.

After you verify that you are a hard waiver student and have other insurance you will need:

  • Health insurance company name, telephone number, and address
  • Health insurance policy identification number
  • Health insurance policy holder name and date of birth.

If you complete the waiver process by the deadline, you will be credited the insurance premium on your student statement of account. If you do not complete the online waiver process by the deadline, you will be automatically billed and enrolled for the university student health insurance plan and a non-refundable $30 late fee applied to your student account.

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 1st Year OT/PT 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 *June 10, 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.


All Other Hard waiver students(Undergraduates, International students, all other graduate students)

Waiver Deadlines:

  • Annual Waiver Deadline: 9/9/20 (for all hard-waiver students except for 1st year OT/PT students)
  • Spring Waiver Deadline: 1/31/21(For new incoming students only)


To Waive, please go to my.widener.edu and search “health insurance” in the search bar at the top. Click on “Student Health Insurance Waiver/Enroll”, you will need to sign in and then follow all directions to complete the waiver.

After you verify that you are a hard waiver student and have other insurance you will need:

  • Health insurance company name, telephone number, and address
  • Health insurance policy identification number
  • Health insurance policy holder name and date of birth.

If you complete the waiver process by the deadline, you will be credited the insurance premium on your student statement of account. If you do not complete the online waiver process by the deadline, you will be automatically billed and enrolled for the university student health insurance plan and a non-refundable $30 late fee applied to your student account.

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 9, 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 or renewing students in the Summer semester, your open enrollment deadline is January 31, 2021.


Qualifying Life Event

If you did not enroll during your open enrollment period and have since lost coverage under your original plan, you 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 coverageAfter 30 days the student will no longer be eligible to enroll in the plan until Fall of the following school year.

Please CONTACT US for cost and enrollment information as a Qualifying Life Event.


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

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