Students
The George Washington University

Welcome to the The George Washington University student health insurance plan website.

Aetna Student Health gives you access to care by working closely with your school and with a network of doctors, hospitals, and specialists throughout the country.

International (J1 and F1 Visas), Medical, Nursing and Health Sciences Students Welcome to The George Washington University Waiver Application.

Per University Policy, George Washington University requires all Medical, Nursing, Health Sciences, as well as J-1 and F-1 visa students to have health insurance. J-1 visa students are required under federal mandate to have insurance. In addition, George Washington University requires all F-1 and J-1 visa students to have adequate health insurance.

This site contains information about the requirements and features of the GW student health insurance plan.

Waiver Provisions:
George Washington University requires all F-1 or J-1 International, Medical, Nursing and Health Sciences students to waive the University insurance plan each academic year. Make sure you are not left mid-year without appropriate health coverage—it could hinder your academic progress.

If you are a Medical, Nursing, Health Sciences and/or a F-1/J-1 visa student at GW in Fall 2013, you may waive coverage under this plan if you have health insurance that meets all of the George Washington University waiver criteria. You will need to provide information about your coverage. An accepted waiver applies to the Fall 2013 semester and the remainder of the current academic year. Important: If you do not waive coverage, you will be automatically enrolled in the George Washington University student health insurance plan and charged the applicable Premium to your Student Account. Once you use the plan OR if you do not waive the plan by the published deadline, you will be covered and the plan cannot be cancelled.

Please note, George Washington University reserves the right to make FINAL waiver decisions, regardless of Aetna Student Health’s waiver site or Audit determination.

Vital SavingsSM on Dental
Vital SavingsSM on Dental is a dental discount program helping you and your dependents save. In most instances, savings range from 15-50 percent on services from general dentistry and cleanings to root canals, crowns, and orthodontia (braces). No claims to file.

The cost of this program is included in your student health plan purchase.

Enroll/Waive

You can enroll your dependents in the medical plan and discount program or waive the medical plan coverage by using the links below. You will need your school issued student ID number.

Waive: Student Health Insurance Plan

Enroll: Students

Enroll: Dependents

Plan Documents

Please read the Student Health Insurance Plan documents before making a decision. You can find information about coverage and benefits, rates, deductibles and more.

2013 - 2014 Information Bulletin: Pre-certification and Medical Necessity Reviews
2013 - 2014 The George Washington University Basic Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2013 - 2014 Important Brochure Notice: Changes to your plan
2013 - 2014 Student Health Insurance Plan Brochure

2012 - 2013 The George Washington University Basic Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2012 - 2013 Important Brochure Notice: Changes to your plan
2012 - 2013 Student Health Insurance Plan

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