Student Affairs - Fostering Student Learning and Success

Primary tabs

Mandatory Student Health Insurance / Hard Waiver Process

All eligible students enrolled in the UNC System Colleges and Universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, are required to have health insurance coverage.

This does not mean a student must enroll in the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan; it means a student must show evidence of creditable coverage health insurance, and enrolling in the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan is one means to meet that requirement. A student is encouraged to compare the UNC System Plan against other options, e.g., being a dependent on a parent’s health insurance plan, having an employer’s health insurance plan, having individual plan coverage through another source.

The UNC System endorses a cost-effective Student Health Insurance Plan that covers most health care expenses not included in the Campus Health Fee. This plan is administered by Blue Cross / Blue Shield of North Carolina called Student Blue. You may wish to view a brief presentation detailing the plan and cost savings.

Each semester the Student Health Insurance (insurance premium) is added to all eligible students' University accounts.  Eligible students must  enroll to activate their insurance or complete the online waiver process with their own creditable insurance coverage before the deadline each semester. Once the waiver is verified and approved, the premium will be credited to the student’s account.



Important Notes:                                                                                     

  • A completed, verified and approved WAIVER is required each semester if you do not wish to participate in the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan.
  • To participate in the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan, eligible students should ENROLL online at the Student Blue website for UNC-Chapel Hill each semester before August 1 or January 1 to  activate the policy. The policy must be active if you need to see a doctor, fill a prescription or if you have an accident. Students may waive and enroll using the StudentHealthNAV app for iOS and Android.
  • For specific information about the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan benefits and rates go to Student Blue for UNC-Chapel Hill and select Plan Benefits.  Rates and Plan Benefits for Mandatory and Voluntary Plans are available in that link.
  • Student Blue can be reached with WAIVE/ENROLL/RENEW questions by email at or by calling 1-888-351-8283.
  • UNC Campus Health Services can be reached at or 919-966-6550 or 919-966-6599