International Education

Health Insurance

Health care is very expensive in the United States, therefore, Willamette University international students and scholars and their dependents are automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan to prevent financial hardship due to expensive medical care.

The insurance premium for the semester is automatically added to your bill at the beginning of each semester. Payment is required at the time tuition and other charges are paid, after your arrival. All international students and their dependents are automatically enrolled and billed for this insurance. This plan student health insurance plan ("Aetna Student Health Insurance") also meets and exceeds the requirements for health insurance for "J" visa students/scholars. Cost and summary of coverage are available on the International Student Insurance website.

Questions regarding the health insurance policy and what it covers: contact SaVanna Huskey at 503-370-6972 or bishop-insurance@willamette.edu.
Questions regarding the cost and waiver process: contact Ramona in the Office of International Education.

Insurance Enrollment

Although you will be enrolled in the health insurance plan if you do nothing, it is helpful to us to know if you want to enroll in the Willamette Student Health Insurance.

GO TO the International Student Insurance website for the Enrollment/Waiver Request form, dates of coverage, and instructions for notifying us of your choice to enroll. Even if you do not complete this enrollment form, you will be enrolled in the plan.

Insurance Waiver Requirements

If you BRING HEALTH INSURANCE coverage with you that meets the University insurance waiver requirements, you may waive out of the university's insurance if you meet the deadline to request a waiver. You have ONE opportunity at the beginning of each academic year to request a waiver. If you are starting your enrollment at WU in the spring, you may request a waiver in spring, by the spring deadline. No one is automatically given a waiver nor is a waiver guaranteed.

GO TO the International Student Insurance webpage for the Enrollment/Waiver Request form, the deadline for requesting a waiver, and instructions for requesting a waiver.