Health and Wellness

Gymnasiums: Students are encouraged to use the North Campus and the Main Campus Gymnasiums. Proper attire is required. Hours vary.

North Campus Fitness Center: The Fitness Center is open daily and offers strength and aerobic equipment. Prior to beginning a fitness program, students are encouraged to undergo a physical examination conducted by a licensed physician.

Tennis Courts: Located on the Main Campus, tennis courts are open to the general public. Tennis shoes are required, and playing time is limited to one and one half hours if other students are waiting to play.

Health Care

Student Health History
Students must have a health form on file in The Dean of Students Office. New students should submit this form prior to their first semester. Returning students should update the Health History Form (PDF) as needed.

Student Health Insurance Plan

  • Health insurance enrollment is required for all Domestic full-time, undergraduate students (12 credit hours or more). To ensure compliance, Averett University students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. The annual cost is $1,599. The plan is underwritten by United Healthcare. Claim service is provided by United Healthcare Student Resources.
  • If you’re currently insured, you can waive enrollment and the premium charge with proof of alternate comparable coverage. Not all plans provide comparable coverage, such as out-of-state Medicaid plans, certain HMOs and managed care plans. Be sure to check with your insurance company before waiving coverage. Please note that non U.S.-based International coverage and short term coverage are not considered comparable insurance coverage.
  • To waive or opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan for 2016-17 policy year:
    • Log onto www.firststudent.com
    • Click on the “Find Your School” drop-down box to locate Averett University
    • Click on Waiver Your School’s Insurance and follow  the instructions
    • From there, complete the waiver form and click “Continue”
    • The Online Waiver form deadline is August 30, 2016

If a waiver form is not submitted by the deadline, you will automatically stay enrolled in, and be billed for, the student insurance plan for the entire policy year.

  • Reminder, the waiver process has to be done every year that students attend Averett University since plans can change with student/parents’ employer.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact RCM&D at 1-800-346-4075 extension 1452 or by email at Averett@rcmd.com

International Students

  • Health insurance enrollment is required for all International full-time, undergraduate students (12 credit hours or more). To ensure compliance, Averett University students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. The annual cost is $1,133.40. The plan is underwritten and claim service is provided by GeoBlue.
  • If you’re currently insured with a US based insurance company and the plan meets all of the standards of the Affordable Care Act, you can waive enrollment and the premium charge with proof of alternate comparable coverage.  You must send a copy of your insurance ID card to Averett@rcmd.com for their review to determine if can waive the International Student Health Insurance Plan.

If a waiver request is not submitted by August 30, 2016, you will automatically stay enrolled in, and be billed for, the international student insurance plan for the entire policy year.

  • Reminder, the waiver process has to be done every year that students attend Averett University since plans can change with student/parents’ employer.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact RCM&D at 1-800-346-4075 extension 1452 or by email at Averett@rcmd.com

Mandatory Accident Insurance

Averett University requires students to purchase an accident policy

Averett University is concerned about the safety and well-being of our students.  Unexpected medical expenses may threaten your ability to complete your education should you suffer an injury.  The accident insurance plan will pay for any expenses not covered by your health insurance, up to $10,000 per accident.
All students are required to participate in this program which costs $180 for the year and is billed to their student account.  We understand everyone will have health insurance plan or participate in the student health insurance plan.  Most insurance policies have limitations that require the insured to pay for some expenses out of their own pocket.  This policy is designed to supplement and fill the gaps for any expenses resulting from an accident.

Please go to the following website for more information: https://www.averett.edu/wp-content/uploads/Student-Insurance-FAQ-2016-17.pdf