All international students and scholars are required to have valid health insurance while in the United States. An international student insurance fee is automatically included in Eastern tuition and other mandatory fees when students register for classes each academic term. International scholars will see the insurance fee added to their account each academic term. Please note the insurance fee is different each term as follows:
|Semesters||Fall Semester||Spring Semerster||Summer Semester|
Students on OPT/CPT should request insurance coverage separately by the first day of each academic quarter by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The insurance fee will be waived only when a student presents comparable health insurance coverage according to the Insurance Minimum Requirements (PDF) as defined by the U.S. Patient Protection & Affordability Act along with a copy of their insurance card with the full policy in English translation to the Office of Global Initiatives. Waiver renewals are required each academic term.
SACM-sponsored students must upload a copy of the current Financial Guarantee (FG) form and a copy of the SACM-sponsored insurance plan to Canvas course by September 27, 2017.
Students who do not present the proof of comparable coverage by the deadlines specified below will not receive insurance fee waiver and will be responsible for paying the full insurance fee amount.
Insurance Waiver Deadlines:
|Fall Quarter 2017||Winter Quarter 2018||Spring Quarter 2018||Summer Quarter 2018|
|September 27, 2017||January 16, 2018||April 9, 2018||July 2, 2018|
Students/Scholars can print their own insurance cards using the second option listed on the Consolidated Health Plan Login page. If you are unable to print your insurance card using the link just provided, you can visit the Office of Global Initiatives located in 103 Hargreaves Hall for assistance.
Print your insurance card here (use the second option): Consolidate Health Plan Login.
The form, the second option, should appear like the following graphic. Be sure to enter your zip code and not your student ID. For most people that zip code will be for Cheney, or 99004.
This insurance plan is exclusively contracted and provided for the international students and visiting scholars of Eastern Washington University. You can download the 2015-16 Student Health Insurance brochure or contact Health, Wellness & Prevention Services at 509.359.4279 or email@example.com or visit the University Recreation Center room 201 for more information.
Eligibility: F1/F2 and J1/J2 visa status with Eastern Washington University
Download the 2016-2017 Summary of Benefits (PDF)
Individual dental and vision plans are optional. View the Voluntary Dental & Vision Individual Plans document to find out more about your options as an EWU student/scholar. To enroll in one of these plans, contact the provider directly.
The Rockwood Clinic in Cheney is a preferred provider of non-emergency medical services. To find an in-network provider near you, visit www.cigna.com. Finally, this Pharmacy Directory (PDF) can help you find a pharmacy.
EWU Student/Scholar ID and the insurance card is required at the time of service. Please note that the clinic may not have the language interpretation assistance so plan accordingly.
If students/scholars receive any forms from A-G Administrators, the benefits administrator for the plan, they must complete those forms and mail them back immediately. Failure to follow up can cause claims to go unpaid, and Rockwood could then put students/scholars on a collections list.
For more information, visit Eastern's Health and Wellness site.