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UK Health Plan Waiver Appeals Procedures

To comply with US federal Affordable Care Act legislation and to protect students during their time with University of Kentucky, health coverage plans used by international students must meet minimum coverage requirements. Under the following exceptional conditions, students may provide specific documentation to forego the UK minimum standards for health coverage for one (1) coverage period. 

  • Notices

    1. UK ESL students use different enrollment and waiver procedures. UK ESL students with waiver questions should contact
    2. No Waiver or Waiver Appeal can be approved if any prescription or medical claims were submitted under UK SHP during the requesting semester.
    3. All Waiver Appeal submittals are requests only. UK does not guarantee the approval of any Waiver Appeal. Waiver Appeal approvals and denials are based on the evidence submitted in advance of the listed deadlines.
    4. Waiver Appeal approval in any given semester does not guarantee approvals in future semesters.
  • Definitions

    • Coverage period: Health coverage period associated with fall and spring academic semesters.
    • Requesting semester: Semester student assessed Student Health Plan charge for which student is requesting a waiver/waiver appeal.
    • Waiver: Process to document qualifying outside health coverage to cancel UK SHP.
    • Waiver Appeal: Process to document qualifying conditions to cancel UK SHP without an Approved Waiver.
  • Submissions

    Submit your documentation and forms to the UK SHP Office by the applicable deadline.

    Fax: 859-323-5852


    Mail: UK SHP Office, Attn: Chavae Mock, University of Kentucky, 1080 Export St., Suite 280, Lexington, Kentucky 40504