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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

 

Submit Insurance Forms Here

You must be logged in to your CWU Outlook account to submit your forms.
Processing may take up to five business days after you submit.  Please plan ahead accordingly.

Instructional Videos

Start Here: Introduction to Insurance Information Video

An introduction video with basic information about this insurance webpage, CWU insurance requirements, pre-approved plans and submitting the documents.

2021- 22 Detailed Insurance Presentation Video

A deeper explanation of everything in the previous video as well as a comparison of the different pre-approved insurance plans.

 

CWU’S MINIMUM HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

All CWU international students that live in the United States are required to have health insurance which meets CWU’s minimum requirements. If you are living overseas and taking online classes you do not need American health insurance.  Please email intl_insurance@cwu.edu to let us know if you meet this exception. 

2021-2022
  • 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.

REQUIRED FORMS

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

  • Receipt of plan purchase, confirmation of coverage letter -OR- (sponsored students only) Financial Guarantee
  • Current insurance card

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 2021** 6/21/2021 9/21/2021
Academic Year 2021-22 9/22/2021  9/20/2022
Fall 2021 9/22/2021 1/3/2022
Winter 2022 1/4/2022 3/28/2022
Spring 2022 3/29/2022 6/19/2022
Summer 2022** 6/20/2022 9/20/2022

* 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 could start over.)

REGISTRATION HOLD

Any student who has not provided proof of adequate insurance for the quarter will be enrolled into SHIP and have an "IHI" hold added to their account which will prevent them from registering for the upcoming quarter.  To have the hold removed, the two 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 2021 quarter will not be able to register for summer 2021 quarter classes during the summer registration period, which occurs in spring 2021.

DEADLINES

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 2021 4/15/2020 9/22/2021
Winter 2022 9/30/2021 1/4/2022
Spring 2022 1/14/2022 3/29/2022
Summer 2021*** 4/6/2022 6/20/2022

***Same as registration hold for Fall 2022

PRE-APPROVED PLANS

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

ISO plans

ISO offers two individual plan that meet CWU minimum requirements. These policies exclude intercollegiate sports, but include intramural and club sports. Dates of coverage are automatically set to match required dates for CWU.
Click to view or enroll in an ISO plan

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 to view or enroll in the LewerMark plan

PSI plans

PSI offers three individual plans that meet CWU minimum requirements. These policies exclude intercollegiate sports, but include intramural and club sports.  Dates of coverage are automatically set to match required dates for CWU, or you can choose your desired dates of coverage. 
Click to view or enroll in a PSI plan

SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan)

CWU’s student health plan with United Healthcare 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

PLANS NOT PRE-APPROVED

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 intl_insurance@cwu.edu no less than two weeks before the quarter deadline. 

REPATRIATION AND EVACUATION SUPPLEMENTAL COVERAGE

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

CONTACT US

Email:  intl_insurance@cwu.edu

Telephone:  509-963-1375

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