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Central Washington University
Office of International Studies and Programs
Hebeler Hall 102
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408

International Student Insurance


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Processing may take up to five business days after you submit.  Please plan ahead accordingly.




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

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



The following forms are required each time an international student initially purchases, changes, extends, or otherwise updates their insurance coverage:

     1.  Receipt of plan purchase -OR- (sponsored students only) Financial Guarantee

     2.  Current insurance card

     3.  Proof of Coverage & Compliance Form (see below)

- Blank Proof of Coverage and Compliance Form

- Pre-filled forms for pre-approved plans will be added as they become available.


The period of coverage shown on the receipt or Financial Guarantee must be equal to or greater than the effective dates listed below.*

Quarter Start Date End Date
Summer 2019** 6/17/2019 9/24/2019
Academic Year 2019-20 9/25/      2019  9/22/  2020
Fall 2019 9/25/2019 1/6/2020
Winter 2020 1/7/2020 3/30/2 020
Spring 2020 3/31/2020 6/21/2020
Summer 2020** 6/22/2020 9/22/2020

* CWU recommends coverage to begin on the day you start travel to CWU. The required start date listed above is the first day of class for that term.
** Unless you are returning to your home country for the entire summer term, insurance is still required. (Please note that if you do return home and do not continue your coverage during summer term, you will have a lapse in coverage, meaning your waiting period for pre-existing conditions will start over.)



Any student who has not provided proof of adequate insurance for the upcoming quarter will have an "IHI" hold on their account which will prevent them from registering for the upcoming quarter.  To have the hold removed, all three required insurance forms must be submitted to this website for review.

For example, a student who has not provided proof of adequate insurance for the spring 2019 quarter will not be able to register for spring 2019 quarter classes during the spring registration period, which occurs in winter 2019.



Students who do not submit proof of adequate insurance by the deadline each quarter will be automatically enrolled in CWU's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and have their student account charged accordingly.

Quarter Registration Hold Added DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORMS
Fall 2019 4/25/2019 9/25/2019
Winter 2020 10/2/2019 1/7/2020
Spring 2020 1/14/2020 3/31/2020
Summer 2020*** 4/7/2020 6/22/2020

***Same as registration hold for Fall 2020



The following plans meet CWU's minimum requirements and are available for purchase.

LewerMark offers an individual plan that meets CWU minimum requirements. This policy excludes intercollegiate sports, but includes intramural and club sports. Dates of coverage are automatically set to match required dates for CWU.
Click to view or enroll in the LewerMark plan

PSI offers an individual plan that meet CWU minimum requirements.  Dates of coverage are automatically set to match required dates for CWU, but can be extended past the set end date if desired.
Click to view or enroll in the PSI plan

SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan)
CWU’s student health plan with UnitedHealthcare is available for F-1 and J-1 students.  This plan includes intercollegiate sports coverage. Dates of coverage are automatically set to match required dates for CWU.  This is the plan you will be automatically enrolled into if you do not provide proof of adequate insurance by the deadline each term.
Click to view or enroll in SHIP



If you would like to use an insurance plan that is not one of CWU's pre-approved plans, you must first submit a detailed policy brochure to no less than two weeks before the quarter deadline.  



SOS International offers a repatriation and medical evacuation policy that meets CWU requirements if you have insurance that is otherwise approved and are only in need of this coverage to be compliant.
Click to view or enroll in SOS International




Telephone:  509-963-1375

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