BYU-Idaho requires all traditional, matriculating students to either have health insurance coverage in the Rexburg, Idaho area, or participate in the BYU-Idaho Student Health Plan for the duration of their BYU-Idaho education (including, but not limited to, semesters during which you are off-track, deferred, suspended, or completing an internship). If you have selected the Student Health Plan by mistake, or were unable to enter your private insurance information online, the Health Plan can be waived if the waiver is received by the semester deadlines.
Insurance that is accepted to waive the Student Health Plan:
- Insurance through a policy held by a parent
- A group insurance plan provided by your employer or your spouse’s employer
- FULL Coverage Idaho Medicaid or Medicare
- Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan that is valid in Idaho
Insurance that is NOT accepted to waive the Student Health Plan:
- Short term, travel, or international policies
- Policies that provide only emergency and urgent care in the Rexburg, Idaho area
- Medicaid from any other state than Idaho
Your coverage must provide full medical care if you are living in the Rexburg,Idaho area. MOST STATE FUNDED PLANS WILL ONLY OFFER EMERGENCY COVERAGE OUTSIDE OF THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE AND WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE WAIVER, if the student resides in the Rexburg, Idaho area.
Instructions: To waive your enrollment in the Student Health Plan, complete and submit this form. It must be received by the end of the first week of the semester or your student account will be charged for the Student Health Plan contribution and will NOT be refunded.
I hereby authorize BYU-Idaho to contact the insurance company that I provided to verify my coverage. This authorization expires when I have completed my education at BYU–Idaho, when the selected semester is over or when I cancel this waiver in writing. I understand that if the policy listed above will not fully cover me in Idaho, this waiver will not be accepted and the Student Health Plan will not be removed.
Last Modified: September 1, 2020
April 17, 2021