Thousands of students could be locked into paying for health insurance that they do not want unless they waive out of the University’s mandatory health insurance program today.
This oversight could cost each student who already has insurance and does not want the plan $361.50 per semester.
This year, the University joined the other 15 universities in the UNC system in mandating health insurance for all eligible students. The University had been one of five in the system that did not require students to have health insurance.
By The Numbers
18,522 approved waivers
7,978 currently enrolled in program
32 voluntary plan buyers
As of Sept. 28
A student must buy health insurance if he or she is enrolled in at least six hours as an undergraduate or one hour as a graduate student, is in a degree-seeking program and is eligible to pay the student health fee.
In order to waive out of the mandatory program, a student must present proof of health insurance using a form on the website of Pearce & Pearce, Inc., the system’s health care provider.