The George Washington University

Welcome to 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, pharmacies and specialists throughout the country.

The 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 2015, 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 2014 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.

You can enroll in the medical plan 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

For existing members, to obtain the terms of your policy or a copy of your plan document, please contact us at the number located on the back of your member ID card.

If you are not an existing member, for additional information on the terms of the policy or a copy of the plan document, please contact customer service at 1-800-213-0579.

2015 - 2016 Plan documents and benefits

Effective August 1, 2015, Aetna Student Health is changing its reimbursement payment rates for services provided by out-of-network non-preferred providers. In most cases, this will result in a reduction in the portion of the cost of care paid for by Aetna Student Health. Please consult your Master Policy and/or Plan Design & Benefits Summary for details on the Aetna Student Health reimbursement payment rates applicable to services provided by out-of-network non-preferred providers.

2015 - 2016 Plan Design and Benefits Summary - Plan-specific information on services the plan covers, deductibles, premium rates, enrollment and waiver deadline dates, plan limitations and more.

2015 - 2016 The George Washington University Plan Summary of Benefits and Coverage

2015 - 2016 Important Plan Guide Notice

2015 - 2016 Plan Guide (Student Health Plan)

2015 - 2016 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy Information

2015 - 2016 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Claim Form

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