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Fall open enrollment will be held 6/1/16 – 8/1/16

Deadline to take action regarding the insurance requirement is:

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016 at 5pm EST


The insurance election process is an annual process, always held prior to the academic year

Please visit during the Open Enrollment period to take action

If you are outside of the United States, please visit to take action



 All Students (new and returning) will need to create a Student Blue account as a NEW USER

All students will need to create a Student Blue account in order to request enrollment or waiver. Once the Student Blue account is created, it will house all communications from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the account message center, and allow for follow up regarding your enrollment or waiver status. This account will be used each year for the enrollment in or waiver from Student Blue. Please retain the Student Blue user id and password for future reference.

Steps to create an account:

Visit the webpage – (or if outside of the United States)

Based on your election, you may choose – Enrollment > Enroll Now OR Waiver > Request A Waiver

The next step is to create a Student Blue account as a NEW USER.

Once the account is created, follow the prompts to complete the enrollment or application for waiver.

If the election is for enrollment, the health insurance premium will remain on the student account, and cards will begin mailing mid-July for the 8/1 plan year start.

If the election is for waiver, a credit will be issued within 7 days to the student account. The waiver will remain in place for the entire academic year. If the insurance used to waive changed during the academic year, please submit your updated insurance information to

WFU Health Insurance Requirement

Wake Forest University is committed to the health and well-being of all of its students.

Health Insurance is required as a condition of enrollment for:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking domestic undergraduate students in Wake Forest College
  • Degree-seeking domestic graduate students* in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Divinity, School of Business and School of Law
  • International students with F or J visas
  • Undergraduate students who are degree-seeking students who only need part-time status to compete their degree

Students who are covered under their own insurance plan or a parent’s plan, that meets the WFU criteria (found here), may elect to waive the Student Blue plan.  Students must enroll or waive prior to the fall semester each year, as the benefits period is 8/1 – 7/31.