Mandatory Health Insurance

Student Health insurance coverage for sickness, accidents and hospitalization is required of all Emory students. 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. Coverage must be continuous from the date of enrollment until the date of graduation.

The Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan will once again be offered by Aetna Student Health of Boston, MA. View an overview of the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Policy.

Students are automatically enrolled and charged for the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan. The annual premium for the 2017-2018 academic year is $3,466 and is billed in two installments of $1,733 (once in the fall and again in the spring). The charge will appear on students’ tuition statements.

New this year:

  • Coverage of Indemnity dental plan
  • Reinstatement of domestic dependent coverage

Students who have health insurance coverage through another carrier must complete an online waiver at OPUS confirming they have health insurance coverage that is comparable and meets Emory University waiver criteria. The Health Insurance Waiver site opens every spring (late May) prior to matriculation. After the online waiver has been completed, the charge for the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Policy will reverse on the student’s university account.

Incoming MD (including MD/PhD students starting in July) must complete the waiver by the August date only, as July starts the fall term for the MD program. Beginning with students’ second year, the waiver process must be completed annually for EACH year they are enrolled at Emory.

Maintaining health insurance coverage is a requirement for continued enrollment. Students are responsible for informing themselves of the current policy.

As a result of national healthcare reform, students may be eligible to remain on a parent’s insurance plan until age 26. Contact your insurance carrier if you have questions about current federal or state law.

Last modified: 7/21/2017