Student Health Insurance
The Willamette Student Insurance office is located with the Bishop Wellness Center on campus in Baxter Hall. This office provides information about the student insurance plan offered by the University. The office can provide assistance to students in filing insurance claims with the student insurance plan. Students can bring their insurance questions and issues to our office for help working through the "insurance maze".
New in 2012-13
Federal Health Care Reform Requires Increased Coverage for Willamette Students
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed on March 23, 2010. On March 16, 2012 Health and Human Services ruled that insurance provided by a university for students must follow the PPACA guidelines. As a result of this ruling, the 2012-13 Willamette Student Health Insurance plan offers comprehensive coverage that meets the requirements of the PPACA and the US Dept. of Health & Human Services.
For further information see Frequently Asked Questions regarding selection of coverage and the waiver process for those with existing coverage.
Students who waive the Willamette University student insurance plan still have access to Bishop Wellness Center.
Many services at Bishop are provided at no charge to students. For further information about services provided go to Bishop Wellness Center website.
The annual premium for the 12-13 school year is $2,536 with $1,105 charged for the fall semester and $1,431 for the spring/summer period. The insurance fee will be charged to your student account each semester up front. If you have comparable coverage and wish to submit an application for a waiver please see additional information at Domestic Students or International Students. The Office of Student Accounts will credit your student account for the insurance fee with an accepted waiver submitted prior to the waiver deadline. See the Insurance Requirements to determine credit and program criteria. Note: Students incoming FALL semester will only be eligible to waive in the Fall prior to Oct 1, 2012 for the entire year. New incoming Spring semester students will be able to submit a waiver between December 1, 2012 and March 1, 2013. Students who attended Fall semester and graduate or withdraw prior to March 1, 2013 will not be eligible for coverage Spring 2013.
Academic Year 2012-2013 Dates of Coverage
- Fall 2012: August 1, 2012 - January 6, 2013
- Spring/Summer 2013: January 7, 2013 - August 1, 2013
Enrollment in Spring semester will automatically cover the student during the summer.
Student Plan Information
The Willamette University sponsored student health insurance for the 12-13 school year is provided by Aetna. For complete information regarding the plan cost, benefits, optional dependent and supplemental plans, and waiving instructions please select either Domestic Students for U.S. citizens and permanent residents or International Students
Information regarding credit and program criteria for the required health insurance coverage
Instructions on how to apply for a waiver from the school plan with other comparable health coverage
Health insurance plan brochure and summary along with helpful questions to ask your current health insurance carrier and information for Kaiser/Group Health subscribers.
Obtain the required “International Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Application” form and plan coverage brochure for students and dependents.
Learn about the intercollegiate athletic insurance and procedure for reporting injuries that occur while participating in authorized practice or play of your sport
Guidelines in using your Willamette Student Insurance plan.