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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.


 2018-2019 Waiver Information



Student Eligibility

  • F1 Students
  • J-1 Students
  • ELI Students
  • MBA Students


Are required to purchase this plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.

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.

Before you submit your waiver, please review the College of Charleston Checklist to make sure that your insurance meets the College of Charleston requirements.


J-1 and F1 Student Waiver Instructions

  • Annual/Fall Waiver Deadline: 8/31/18
  • *Spring & Spring/Summer Waiver Deadline: 1/18/19


Before you submit your waiver, please review the College of Charleston Checklist to make sure that your insurance meets the College of Charleston requirements.




After you verify that you are required to waive and have other insurance you will need:

  • Your current health insurance plan ID card,
  • Your health insurance brochure or plan description in ENGLISH


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 for 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 us.
  • Pending e-mail – Your waiver is now pending for review. You need to send a copy of your policy in ENGLISH to waiver@pghglobal.com or by fax to 267-406-4191.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIODS

If you have eligible Dependents in the Fall or are a student in the Fall semester and are eligible to purchase coverage and you choose not to enroll for coverage before the Annual/Fall Enrollment Deadline, your Dependents or you will not be eligible to enroll again until the start of the next fall unless they experience a Qualifying Life Event during the year

*Spring and Spring/Summer enrollment periods are for new incoming and renewing students and their dependents only.


ELI Student Waiver Instructions

  • Fall 1 Waiver Deadline: 8/31/18
  • *Fall 2 Waiver Deadline: 10/26/18
  • *Spring 1 Waiver Deadline: 1/18/19
  • *Spring 2 Waiver Deadline: 3/15/19
  • *Summer Waiver Deadline: 6/7/19


Before you submit your waiver, please review the College of Charleston Checklist to make sure that your insurance meets the College of Charleston requirements.



After you verify that you are required to waive and have other insurance you will need:

  • Your current health insurance plan ID card,
  • Your health insurance brochure or plan description


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 for 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 us.
  • Pending e-mail – Your waiver is now pending for review. You need to send a copy of your policy in ENGLISH to waiver@pghglobal.com or by fax to 267-406-4191.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIODS

If you have eligible Dependents in the Fall or are a student in the Fall semester and are eligible to purchase coverage and you choose not to enroll for coverage before the Annual/Fall 1/Fall 1 & 2 Enrollment Deadline, your Dependents or you will not be eligible to enroll again until the start of the next fall unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event during the year.

*Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 1 & 2, Spring 2, and Summer enrollment periods are for new incoming and renewing students and their dependents only.


 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 letter of creditable coverage must be received within 30 days of losing coverage. After 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 1-888-251-6253 or CONTACT US

We are always happy to help in any way.

 

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