Skip Navigation

Health Insurance Requirement

Health Insurance: Every Student, Every Year

All new and continuing degree-seeking and international Emory University students are required to have health insurance. Under this requirement, students must either purchase the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan or provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States-domiciled plan. New students wishing to waive enrollment in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan will need to complete the annual waiver process via OPUS prior to the first day of classes of their first semester at Emory. All returning students also complete the enrollment/waiver process annually prior to the first day of classes of Fall Semester. 

If a student has not waived out of the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan by the date of Emory’s pre-term Student Financial Services bill, he/she will billed for the Emory/Aetna student insurance plan. However, the student will still have until the first day of semester classes to complete a waiver and have the insurance enrollment and charge reversed. Students will need to complete the annual insurance enrollment/waiver process each year they are enrolled at Emory.

Revised 3/14/2013