Graduate assistant health insurance waiver

As a graduate assistant, you will automatically be enrolled in the MSU Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Plan and the insurance premium will be paid by MSU. If you would like to waive coverage, you must demonstrate you have comparable coverage.

Access the waiver system at, choose Michigan State University from the school dropdown and choose your plan type according to your student class (domestic, international or graduate assistant). Click "view your plan" and then click on "Log into your Account" in the HELPFUL QUICK LINKS section.  Login information will be provided by Blue Water via email.  If you do not have your login information, please contact Blue Water at: or (947) 941-1388.  Learn more about how to waive coverage.

Waiver Criteria

In order to waive the MSU Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Plan, your coverage must meet minimum criteria to receive approval:

  • Does your plan cover inpatient hospital services?
  • Does your plan cover outpatient hospital services?
  • Does your plan provide coverage for the waiver period requested?

Waiver Periods and Deadlines:

  • Fall/Annual: July 6 – September 30
  • Spring I: October 14 – March 15
  • Spring II: October 14 – March 15
  • Spring III: March 16 – June 30

If you do not complete a waiver prior to the deadline, you will have to wait until the next waiver period to waive coverage.

If you have questions regarding the waiver criteria or process, please contact MSU Human Resources at 800-353-4434 or email