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Office of International Studies and Programs


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International Student Insurance

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

CWU’S MINIMUM HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

2017-18
  • Health insurance policy in English (preferred);
  • 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.

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 2017-18 Proof of Coverage Form

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

QuarterStart DateEnd Date
Academic Year 2017-18 effective dates:9/20/20179/18/2018
Fall quarter effective dates:9/20/20171/2/2018
Winter quarter effective dates:1/3/20183/26/2018
Spring quarter 2018 effective dates:3/27/20186/17/2018
Summer quarter 2018 effective dates:**6/18/20189/18/2018

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

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

Documents can also be hand delivered to:

Ellensburg:Ray Wells, International Center 101
Westside Centers:Kathy Gallentine, at the Lynnwood or Des Moines Center


DEADLINE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF COVERAGE

QuarterRegistration Hold AddedSHIP Charged if no Insurance
Fall 20174/3/20179/20/2017
Winter 20189/26/20171/3/2018
Spring 20181/9/20183/27/2018
Summer 20184/3/20186/18/2018


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

LEWERMARK
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 here for the link to the LewerMark plan

PSI
PSI offers individual plans that meet CWU minimum requirements.  Please review the plan you choose before purchasing to make sure you choose a plan that meets all CWU minimum requirements. Dates of coverage are automatically set to match required dates for CWU, but can be extended past set end date to match scholar end dates.
Click here for the link to the PSI plans

SHIP: UNITEDHEALTHCARE
CWU’s student health plan with UnitedHealthcare is available for F-1 and J-1 students for the 2017-18 school year.  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 alternate insurance by the first day of each term.
Click here for the link to the UnitedHealthcare SHIP 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

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