Student Health Insurance

StudentBlue Insurance

Students attending WCU are required to show proof of valid medical insurance coverage or must enroll in the mandatory UNC System health plan.

Requirements are:

  • enrolled in a degree-seeking program, AND
  • enrollment in a minimum of 6 on-campus credit hours, AND 
  • eligible to pay the campus student health fee

Students that are enrolled in distance education programs are not eligible for enrollment in the student health plan because they do not meet these requirements.

Each student that meets these requirements must take action regarding insurance coverage. If you do not take action regarding waiver or enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled in the UNC system health plan after the waiver process has ended. Students that wait for the automatic enrollment process will have insurance coverage effective on August 1st (for Fall enrollees) and January 1st (for Spring enrollees) BUT may not receive an insurance card until mid-semester. Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC will offer the Student Blue product again this year as the plan for the UNC System.

BENEFIT BOOKLET 

I Already Have Health Insurance

If you have other health insurance and would like to waive the mandatory UNC system health plan, please visit the website below.

waive health insurance

I Need UNC Health Insurance

If you do not have other health insurance coverage you must enroll in the UNC system health plan.  

register for student blue HEALTH INSURANCE

Insurance and Payment

A student health fee is included as one of the fees students pay to the university as a mandatory fee. This fee entitles all current students, who are enrolled in at least six credit hours, to the services provided by the Health Services. Some services may have additional fees, which are due at the time the services are rendered.

Health Services will only file claims with the university supported health insurance plan. A printed receipt will be provided to all patients upon request. You may incur charges from your visit based on the services your provider feels best meets your needs.

Health Services accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and CatCash as payment. If you are unable to pay today, your charges will automatically be placed on your student account and payment for those services can be made at OneStop. Any medical expenses incurred outside of Health Services are the responsibility of the student.

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