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.
Verify with EWU Student Financial Services that a copy of your current Financial Guarantee (FG) is on file by contacting Jade Nielsen or going to Sutton Hall 2nd Floor. A current FG must be received by the start of each term (summer - June 25, 2018). OGI will work directly with SACM to verify your coverage. If additional information is needed, you will be contacted by OGI with an email request. Note that all documentation to verify your coverage through SACM must be recevied by June 25, 2018 in order for the insurance charge to be waived for summer term.
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 2, 2018||June 25, 2018|
Students/Scholars can print their own insurance cards using the United Health Care 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.
Either log in with your username and password or create a new account if this is your first time logging in. The email on file will be your Eagles Email.
You can also access many services with the new United Health Care app! Search UHCSR in your prefered app provider and follow the onscreen prompts, setting up your account with your Eagles Email address.
This insurance plan is exclusively contracted and provided for the international students and visiting scholars of Eastern Washington University. You can download the 2017-18 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 2017-18 Summary of Benefits (PDF)
If you are a member insured with this insurance plan, you and your insured spouse Domestic Partner and minor child(ren) are eligible for UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Services.
Key Services include:
Please visit www.uhcsr.com/UHCGlobal for the UnitedHealthcare Global brochure which includes service descriptions and program exclusions and limitations.
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.
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.