Applying for an Insurance Premium Waiver


The online insurance waiver application form for SUMMER 2020 will open on March 16th 2020  and will close on May 21st 2020 .  You will receive an email once you have access.

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 May 21st 2020, 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. It can take up to 96 business hours after a waiver has been completed and approved to post to your Augusta University student account.

Go to  to complete and submit your Waiver Request. 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.

Your insurance plan must meet the minimum benefit requirements per the Board of Regents (See Below).

If your waiver is approved, 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 from class.
  • Waivers that are requested and approved after the deadline will result in a $60 late fee on your POUNCE account and will only be accepted until  May 28th 2020.
  • If you want to appeal a denied waiver, please contact
  • If you have an approved waiver and lose your current insurance coverage during the semester, please contact us via email at to enroll in the student health insurance plan or provide information on your new private insurance policy.


 Minimum Board of Regents Requirements

Domestic Students

  • Deductible of no more than $3,250 per year
  • Policy must have both accident and sickness coverage, with a minimum benefit $500,000 per year.

International Students

  • Deductible of no more than $500 per year, accident and sickness coverage with a minimum benefit of $250,000 per year.
  • Medical evacuation to one's home country and family reunification of not less than $10,000
  • Provision for repatriation of remains of not less than $7,500
  • A policy underwritten by an insurance carrier with: an AM Best rating of "A-" or above, an Insurance Solvency International, Ltd (ISI) rating of "A-I" or above, a Standard and Poor's Claims Paying Ability rating of "A-" or above or a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of "B +" or above

 ALL STUDENTS - These benefits should all be included in health insurance plans.

  • In-‐patient and outpatient, mental and nervous disorder benefits
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Pay benefits worldwide
  • Coverage for all pre-existing conditions
  • All Georgia mandated requirements:

Georgia mandates coverage for the following benefits to be paid as any other Sickness: maternity
expense and routine newborn care, including 48 hours care in a Hospital or birthing facility following a normal vaginal delivery and a minimum 96 hours following a cesarean section. If a mother and newborn are discharged prior to the post partum inpatient length of stay, coverage includes up to 2 Post-­­Partum Visits, provided that the first such visit shall occur within 48 hours of discharge; Benefits for Diabetes, Mammography, Pap Smears, Chlamydia Screening; Mastectomy Benefits; Dental Anesthesia Benefits; Prostate-­­Specific Antigen (PSA) tests; Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction; and any other applicable mandated benefits.        

Bridge, Gap, Monthly, limit/Indemnity or "Share" type plans will not be accepted.