James B. Ellison, Sr. Student Health Center

URGENT NOTIFICATION FOR INSURANCE WAIVER 

The Morehouse College Aetna student insurance wavier portal "opt out" process will soon begin: Monday July 8th through Friday September 6th.  CLICK HERE

IT IS NOW TIME TO CONSIDER YOUR STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE NEEDS FOR THE Fall 2019 TERM. PLEASE READ ALL TEXT BELOW:

IF YOU HAVE OTHER INSURANCE COVERAGE THAT FULFILLS THE WAIVER CRITERIA LISTED BELOW, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO WAIVE MOREHOUSE'S STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. TO WAIVE COVERAGE, CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE AETNA STUDENT HEALTH PORTAL, AND SELECT "WAIVE" FROM THE WELCOME SCREEN.

Please note: Your waiver is NOT considered complete until you receive an email confirmation that your waiver has been approved. ALL students are automatically charged for the health insurance until their waiver is approved. Once approved, the health insurance charge will be removed at the end of the school's add/drop period. The deadline to submit a waiver is September 6th, 2019. For inquiries regarding your student account as related to student health insurance, please email: studentfinacialservices@morehouse.edu.

Providing copies of your current insurance ID card to other campus offices does NOT fulfill the waiver requirement. Waivers can only be submitted and accepted through the online portal.

2019-2020 WAIVER CRITERIA:

In order to waive the Morehouse College student health insurance plan, your primary insurance plan must provide coverage in the Atlanta area. All waivers will be audited. You will be required to answer these three questions:

  • I am on an HMO plan outside the state of Georgia. (Yes or No)
  • I am on a Medicaid plan outside of Georgia. (Yes or No)
  • My plan has an unlimited benefit maximum. (Yes or No)

2019-2020 WAIVER PROCESS:

You may wish to remain on the Morehouse College student health insurance plan to supplement your primary insurance. This year you will also be given the option to positively enroll into the health insurance plan on July 8th. However, if you wish to waive the Morehouse College student health insurance plan please visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com/morehouse to opt out of the plan. 

You will need your student ID number and current insurance ID card to complete the process. Simply click on the waiver option and create your waiver petition; complete all information requested. You will receive an email acknowledging that we have received your waiver petition. Within 10 business days, you should receive a second email advising of the status of your waiver.  It is necessary that you review this email to determine if additional information is needed.

YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR WAIVER PETITION AND SUPPLY ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE THE WAIVER DEADLINE OF September 6th. WAIVERS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, YOU WILL REMAIN ENROLLED IN THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, AND YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF THE PREMIUM.

If your insurance waiver is sent for audit you will be asked to complete an insurance verification form. This will also need to be completed by a representative from your insurance company. If your insurance company will not fill out this form they must contact Aetna at 877-480-4161 to provide the information.

If your current HMO does not provide coverage for emergency care while in the state of Georgia you do not have a comparable insurance plan and you are NOT eligible to waive.  You will be enrolled in Morehouse College's student health insurance plan accordingly, with charges billed to your student account.