The Health Insurance Waiver Portal is now open for Fall 2021 and close on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT.  

The Fall 2021 student health insurance is $1,415.00 which covers 5 months, August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 and the Spring/Summer 2022 student health insurance is $1,983=1.00 which covers 7 months, January 1, 2022 through July 31, 2022.

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, 2021 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 ($1,415.00) 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