Mandatory Student Insurance

The following groups of students are required to have student health insurance that meets the minimum standards set by the University System of Georgia. Students in these categories will be charged a Mandatory Student Health Insurance premium by the Bursar’s Office. Students for whom insurance is not mandatory may purchase insurance voluntarily directly from Blue Cross Blue Shield (Please visit Blue Cross Blue Shield and click on the Plan Benefits tab to see voluntary rates, plan description, and benefits summary).

Mandatory Groups:

  • All graduate students receiving a Tuition Waiver as part of their graduate assistantship award as determined by the USG Institution.
  • All undergraduate, graduate and ESL international students holding F or J visas.
  • All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of health insurance as determined by the USG Institution. Currently Georgia Tech only requires Mandatory Health Insurance for graduate students in the CHBE and BMED programs and APPH majors.
  • All graduate students receiving fellowships that fully fund their tuition as determined by the USG Institution.

Note: Students in the mandatory groups taking credit only hours (such as co-op/internships) will be assessed insurance as a registered student.

The current insurance provider for Georgia Tech is Blue Cross Blue Shield. Please visit the BCBS website and click the Plan Benefits tab for additional plan information and coverage summary. If you meet the requirements above for mandatory insurance the charge for the premium will be placed on your student account by the Bursar’s Office and is due by the fee deadline established for the term. Once the premium is charged you should visit the BCBS site to enroll for coverage as soon as possible at the beginning of each term (please note if you enroll for Spring term you will be covered in Summer and you do not need to enroll again in Summer term). If you fail to self-enroll you will automatically be enrolled after the waiver deadline for the term unless you have an approved waiver from BCBS (see below for instructions to request a waiver). The Mandatory Student Health Insurance Premium is not refundable upon withdrawal from classes after the drop/add period.

Insurance Waivers:

Students who fall into one of the mandatory groups above but are already covered by a comparable insurance policy (i.e. through parent plans, family plans or employer-sponsored plans) have the option to waive the student insurance. Waivers are processed by Blue Cross Blue Shield, the insurance carrier. Note: waiver requests must be submitted by the waiver deadline for each term. Failure to submit a valid waiver before the deadline will result in automatic enrollment in the plan and the insurance charge on the student account will remain. To see the waiver deadline, go to Blue Cross Blue Shield. To request a waiver, select the Waive tab and click the Request a Waiver button to provide your information.

Insurance Premium Rates:

Mandatory Insurance Premium Rates vary by term. To determine the actual rate for the term and your student classification please select the appropriate academic term here: http://www.bursar.gatech.edu/content/tuition-fees and scroll to Page 2 of the Tuition and Fee rates page.

You may contact the Bursar's Office if you have any questions regarding your rate.