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An introduction video with basic information about this insurance webpage, CWU insurance requirements, pre-approved plans and submitting the documents.
A deeper explanation of everything in the previous video as well as a comparison of the different pre-approved insurance plans.
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 email@example.com to let us know if you meet this exception.
The following forms are required each time an international student initially purchases, changes, extends, or otherwise updates their insurance coverage:
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|
|Academic Year 2022-23||9/21/2022||9/19/2023|
* 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.)
Any student who has not provided full proof of coverage (including copies of their insurance card and receipt, via the online submission portal) will be enrolled in the SHIP insurance plan with the cost of the plan charged to their student account. They will also be found out of compliance with the procedures that support CWU's policy regarding international student insurance. As such, they may have their registration blocked for the next quarter and/or have their noncompliance reported the the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
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||DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORMS|
The following plans meet CWU's minimum requirements and are available for purchase.
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 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 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The June 2022 issue of the Office of International Studies and Programs' newsletter, The GlCWU Faculty Members Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships
By Rune Torgersen Central Washington University Associate Professor of Geography Elvin Delgado,2022 Globalization Appreciation Reception Recap
The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) hosted nearly 100 attendees at the 2022 Glob