Students
The George Washington University

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

Aetna Student HealthSM 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.

Enroll/Waive
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 Plan Guide and a copy of your Plan Design and Benefits Summary and Plan Guide, please contact us at the number located on the back of your member ID card or click on one of the links below.

If you are not an existing member, for additional information on the terms of the Plan Guide and a copy of the Plan Design and Benefits Summary plan, please contact 1-800-213-0579.

2016 - 2017 Plan documents and benefits

2016 - 2017 The George Washington University Plan Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Aetna Student HealthSM is the brand name for products and services provided by Aetna Life Insurance Company and its applicable affiliated companies (Aetna). Fully insured student health insurance plans are underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company. Self-insured plans are funded by the applicable school, with claims administration services provided by Aetna Life Insurance Company.

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