The online insurance waiver application for Spring 2024 will close on January 15th 2024. You will receive an email with a link once you have access, it will be sent to
you from email@example.com to your school email address.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be registered for classes and the insurance premium must be posted to your
student account for 24 to 96 business hours before you will have access to the online
waiver application. You can check to see if the insurance premium has been posted
by logging into your pounce account. Even though the waiver deadline is extended to
January 15th 2024, if you have not waived by the payment deadline set up by the business
office then you may be dropped from your classes.
All students who would like to waive the Augusta University student insurance in favor
of their own private insurance, please be sure to complete the online waiver application
prior to the payment deadline. Waiver posting time lines are listed below.
Please use your POUNCE ID number to access the system. At the end of the online waiver
request process, you will receive an automatic email response of approval or denial
and will have the opportunity to print a copy of your request for your records. Be
aware, you may be asked to provider additional information before your waiver can
post to your student account.
If you waiver is approved for Spring 2024 a credit will be placed on your POUNCE account
within 5 business days.
Please note the following:
If your waiver has not been approved or you have not applied by the deadline that
tuition and fees are due, you must pay the insurance premium to avoid being dropped
No late waivers will be accepted after the waiver period closes on January 15th 2024.
Appeal of declined waiver request: To appeal a waiver denial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Include your name, student ID number, School/University and insurance policy information
to inlcude a certificate coverage letter. Your documentation will be reviewed and
considered within 10 business days of the appeal request.
If you have an approved waiver and lose your current insurance coverage during the
semester, please contact us via email at email@example.com to enroll in the student health insurance plan or provide information on your new
private insurance policy.
Your insurance plan must meet the minimum benefit requirements per the Board of Regents
Minimum Board of Regents Requirements
Plan must be ACA compliant, meaning that the plan is an individual or group insurance
plan meeting the requirements of ACA. A. Unlimited Maximum Benefit for covered medical expenses. B. Coverage for essential benefits (with no dollar limits), as defined
under the ACA. This includes, but is not limited to: 1. Pharmacy 2. Mental health services on parity with medical services 3. Maternity benefits 4. Preventive care with no cost-sharing for Preferred
Providers 5. Coverage for pre-existing condition with no waiting
period 6. Pediatric dental and vision coverage
Maximum preferred provider total out-of-pocket expenses cannot exceed $8,150 per member
($16,300 per family). This amount will be adjusted annually to reflect the then current
allowable maximum out-of-pocket
For students in J status waiver eligible coverage meeting USG and U.S. Department
State regulatory minimum requirements must be submitted at the time of the immigration
check-in appointment. J visa holders must have the following minimum benefits:
Deductible of no more than $500 per accident or illness.
Medical Benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness.
Expenses associated with the medical evacuation to his or home country in the amount
Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000. (Can be purchased separately)
A policy underwritten by an insurance carrier with:
an A.M. Best rating of "A-" or above
a McGraw Hill Financial/Standard & Poor's Claims Paying Ability rating of "A-" or
a Fitch Rating, Inc. rating of "A-" or above
a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of "B +" or above
****Bridge, Gap, Monthly, TriTerm, STM (Short Term Medical), International, Travel,
limit/Indemnity plans will not be accepted****