Waiving Out – Student Health Services – University of South Carolina

If you have health insurance through an individual plan or covered as a dependent on your parent, spouse, partner or guardian’s health insurance plan, you can waive the Student Health Insurance Plan at sc.myahpcare.com
*Proof of Health Insurance applies to: Undergraduates taking six hours or more and paying the student health fee, graduate students taking six hours or more, graduate students with assistantships, UofSC School of Medicine students enrolled in 1 or more hours and all international students.

For Spring 2023, the waiver system will open for enrollment on November 1, 2022. Please have your health insurance information available and go to: sc.myahpcare.com and enter your information. Be sure to complete all sections of the waiver.
You will receive an email confirming your waiver once your health insurance information has been verified. You may also receive an email requesting more information. The waiver system will close February 3, 2023. Waivers cannot be accepted after the deadline.
Please note that your payment for your tuition bill is due in full by the payment deadline.  To avoid paying for your health insurance and waiting for reimbursement, please submit your waiver 10 days before the tuition payment date. 
Students that do not have comparable health insurance or show proof of health insurance will automatically be enrolled in and charged for the Student Health Plan.
To waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan, your health insurance coverage must be comparable to the following:
Yes. UofSC-Columbia students who are enrolled in a degree- seeking program for 6 or more credit hours are eligible to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Yes, the Student Health Insurance Plan is a Blue Cross Blue Shield product and is accepted across the U.S. It has excellent in-network and out-of-network benefits.
No. The Student Health Fee covers many aspects of campus health, including the university’s public health planning and response to issues like COVID-19. There are a number of services available to students who pay the Student Health Fee whether or not they are fully online, including telemedicine, teletherapy, telepsychiatry, online resources, and prevention and education programs.
If you unexpectedly lose your health insurance, you are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan at any time as a qualifying event.
Plan Benefits must also include:
J-1 Exchange Students and J-2 Dependents
Plan Benefits must also meet one or more of the following criteria:
Phone: 803-777-1916
Student Health Insurance Plan – Academic Health Plans with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina 
Phone: 1-855-844-3015


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