Health Insurance Requirements

Access to health care and adequate health insurance are essential to students’ health and their ability to achieve their goals at Wingate University.  Wingate requires all full-time students and all health science students (regardless of status) to maintain adequate, quality medical insurance.

To fulfill this requirement, students must either demonstrate that they are enrolled in a health insurance plan that meets or exceeds University standards for adequate insurance or enroll in the/Wingate sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan provided by BCBS.

Which Wingate students are required to have health insurance?

Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement

Students can either WAIVE or they must ENROLL in Wingate University’s health insurance plan EACH semester during the open enrollment period to avoid being charged.  Failure to waive out of the plan by the due date will result in a nonrefundable insurance charge on your student account.  The cost of the insurance is $1123/semester (or $2246/year).

*Note:The BCBS plan through Wingate is not available to students taking less than 12 credit hours.

International Student Requirement

Wingate University and the federal government require that international students have a health insurance plan for the duration of their studies. Wingate University requires all international students to be enrolled in a policy from the United States. You may only request a waiver from the university-sponsored health insuranceif you have another US policy. Your home country insurance will not be accepted by the University, even if it says it will cover you abroad. Please contact the Health Center if you have questions about insurance.