Office of International Studies and Programs


Departments

Health Insurance

All CWU international students are required to have health insurance which meets CWU’s minimum requirements.

CWU’S MINIMUM HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Health insurance policy in English (preferred);
  • Minimum annual maximum benefit of $1,000,000;
  • Minimum pre-existing condition benefit of $2,500;
  • Minimum repatriation coverage benefit of $25,000;
  • Minimum medical evacuation coverage benefit of $50,000;
  • Deductibles not to exceed $500 per accident or illness;
  • Provide coverage for self-inflicted injury of not less than $10,000;
  • Plan must include coverage for mental health conditions;
  • Plan must include intramural and club sports.

PROOF OF COVERAGE AND COMPLIANCE

Students must supply a proof of coverage and compliance form, along with an English version of their insurance policy and insurance card showing the period of coverage and policy type.  A hold will be placed on students accounts, and they will not be able to enroll and/or attend classes until our office verifies proof of adequate health insurance.
Click here for the Proof of Coverage Form

The period of coverage must be equal or greater than the effective dates listed below

Annual effective dates:9/16/20169/15/2017
Fall quarter effective dates:9/16/20161/3/2017
Winter quarter effective dates:1/4/20173/27/2017
Spring quarter effective dates:3/28/20176/18/2017
Summer quarter effective dates:6/19/20179/15/2017


The proof of coverage and compliance form and insurance policy and insurance card copies can be submitted electronically to: intl_insurance@cwu.edu.

Documents can also be hand delivered to:

Ray Wells, International Center 101

DEADLINE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF COVERAGE

QuarterRegistration Hold AddedCan’t Attend Class
Fall 20169/23/2016n/a
Winter 201710/21/20161/4/2017
Spring 20172/4/20173/28/2017
Summer 20174/28/20176/19/2017

 

Below are a few suggested plans that meet university international student health insurance requirements.

LEWERMARK
LewerMark enrollment for winter and spring insurance coverage will be available as of November 1, 2016. They offer an individual health insurance plan that meets all of our minimum requirements. This policy excludes intercollegiate sports, but includes intramural and club sports.
Click here for the link to the LewerMark plan

PSI
PSI has two individual plans for CWU students that meet all of our minimum requirements – “Gold Plan” and “Platinum Plan”. These policies exclude intercollegiate sports, but include intramural and club sports.
Click here for the link to the PSI plans

COMPASS
Compass has two individual plans for CWU students that meet all of our minimum requirements – “Compass Benchmark” and “Compass Benchmark Plus”. These policies exclude intercollegiate sports, but include intramural and club sports.
Click here for the link to the Compass plans

NATIONWIDE
CWU’s student health plan with Nationwide is also available for undergraduate or graduate students and includes intercollegiate sports coverage.
Click here for the link to the Nationwide plan

REPATRIATION AND EVACUATION COVERAGE

SOS INTERNATIONAL
SOS International offers a repatriation and medical evacuation policy that meets our requirements if you have other approved insurance and are only in need of this coverage to be compliant.
Click here for the link to SOS International

If you are not sure if a plan you are considering will meet our minimum requirements, you can email that plan to our office prior to purchasing it. We will review the coverage for you.

Contact us if you have any questions:
Email: intl_insurance@cwu.edu
Telephone: 509-963-3603