The Health Insurance Waiver Portal will open in June for new Fall 2023 students and July 1st for returning students. Fall 2023 waiver or enrollment actions can be made through 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has been selected to be the health insurance carrier for Meredith College students for the 2022-2023 academic year at a rate of $320/month. 

The payments are divided into semester charges with 5 months of coverage (August-December) charged in Fall 2023 and 7 months (January-July) in Spring 2024. The Fall 2023 rate is $1,600.00 which covers 5 months, August 2023 to December 2023 and the Spring/Summer 2024 rate is $2,240.00 which covers 7 months, January 2024 to July 2024.

All required students** must take action in the Meredith BCBS insurance portal each year. 

**Required students include: all full-time undergraduates, licensure only, pre-health, I/O Psych, international, study abroad, and dietetic interns.

The portal will close for ALL students on Wednesday, September 15, 2023 at 5:00pm EDT. No changes can be made after the portal closes.

If a waiver is not submitted by the deadline, the fall charge ($1,600.00) on your student account will remain and cannot be removed.

To enroll in the insurance plan, please complete your enrollment today so you receive your insurance card in a timely manner.

New students will need to set up their account prior to taking action in the portal. Current students will need to log-in to the portal using their Meredith email address and their BCBS portal password. Please note that the BCBS portal password is different from your Meredith password.

Click here to access the health insurance portal

Below are step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the new BCBS portal and waiver.

Instructions for New Students

Instructions for Returning Students

An acceptable insurance plan is one that is:

  • active for the entire academic year,
  • provides comprehensive medical coverage including mental health,
  • comparable coverage to the Meredith sponsored BCBS plan,
  • compliant with the Affordable Care Act,
  • and have providers that accept the coverage in the Raleigh area.

Note: Out of state Medicaid, Kaiser, and similar plans will not be accepted. 

Please visit the Student Health Center website,, for more information including answers to frequently asked questions.

Students may also contact BCBS Student Blue by calling 1-800-579-8022 or via email at