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Student Health Insurance

Health Insurance Waiver Deadline is September 12

Each fall, all undergraduate students (except those engaged in an overseas or domestic off-campus programs) are automatically enrolled in student health insurance.  Students who wish to decline enrollment in the student health insurance program (and avoid the $2402 annual charge) must complete the annual online waiver by September 12! 

Declining Student Health Insurance Coverage 

Lewis & Clark requires that all degree seeking, and visiting, undergraduate and law students have health insurance coverage comparable to that offered through the school’s comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. Students enrolled in the Academic English Studies program and those participating in domestic programs to New York City and Washington, DC are also held to this insurance requirement. For an explanation of why the school has this policy, please follow this link.

Students are afforded one opportunity in each academic year to waive the school’s coverage. If students do not submit an annual health insurance waiver, they will be automatically enrolled in coverage through the Student Health Insurance Plan for the entire academic year.

If you are an undergraduate or law student and wish to decline coverage through the school sponsored insurance plan, you have a limited time at the start of each academic year to submit your health insurance waiver. Undergraduate and law students who want to waive enrollment in the student health insurance program should go to the insurance waiver website to attest that they have other health insurance that is comparable to the coverage offered by the student health insurance plan.  

Please be aware that insurance waivers must be renewed annually, at the start of each academic year.  (Special rules apply to students who study overseas during the fall semester and return to study in Portland in the spring, and students beginning their studies in the spring semester.)  Students who do not renew their waivers each year will be enrolled in and charged for student health insurance. 

If you have any questions regarding health insurance waivers, please contact Student and Departmental Account Services at or by phone at (503) 768-7829.

To waive the school’s Student Health Insurance plan, click here.




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