All EWU international students and scholars are required to have valid health insurance while in the United States. An international student insurance fee is automatically included in Eastern tuition and other mandatory fees when students register for classes each academic term. International scholars will see the insurance fee added to their account each academic term.
- Students on OPT/CPT must request insurance coverage separately to be enrolled. Please email email@example.com before the start of each academic term to receive the link to apply. Note: OPT/CPT students will not be automatically enrolled in insurance each term. You must request enrollment.
- Students applying for a waiver of the EWU Insurance must submit their request with appropriate documentation of comparable coverage.
Please note the insurance fee will change each term as follows:
|Semesters||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Summer Semester|
Due June 24, 2019 - Insurance Fee Waiver - Summer 2019 Documentation
The insurance fee will be waived only when a student presents comparable health insurance coverage according to the 2018-2019 International Insurance Minimum Requirements as defined by the U.S. Patient Protection & Affordability Act along with a copy of their insurance card with the full policy in English translation to the School of Global Learning. Waiver renewals are required each academic term.
Note: Students remaining in the US in the summer while on Annual Vacation may request to be enrolled in insurance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request coverage.
Verify with EWU Student Financial Services that a copy of your current Financial Guarantee (FG) is on file by contacting email@example.com or going to Sutton Hall 2nd Floor. A current FG must be received by the first day of class each term. SGL will work directly with SACM to verify your coverage. If additional information is needed, you will be contacted by SGL with an email request. Note that all documentation to verify your coverage through SACM must be received by the posted deadline in order for the insurance charge to be waived for each term.
Students who do not present the proof of comparable coverage by the deadlines specified below will not receive insurance fee waiver and will be responsible for paying the full insurance fee amount.
Insurance Waiver Deadlines:
|Fall Quarter 2018||Winter Quarter 2019||Spring Quarter 2019||Summer Quarter 2019|
|September 19, 2018||January 07, 2019||April 01, 2019||June 24, 2019|
General Plan Information
This insurance plan is exclusively contracted and provided for the international students and visiting scholars of Eastern Washington University. You can download the 2018-19 Summary of Benefits or contact Health, Wellness & Prevention Services at 509.359.4279 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the University Recreation Center room 201 for more information.
Eligibility: F1/F2 and J1/J2 visa status with Eastern Washington University. Please note that dependents who are enrolled may be required to pay additional charges at the EWU Student Health Clinic for services. Please check with the EWU Student Health Clinic at MultiCare Rockwood in Cheney before requesting services for your dependents.
Summary of Benefits
Download the 2018-19 Summary of Benefits (PDF)
- Co-pays are not required at the time of service.
- After the $250 deductible is met, the student will be responsible for 20% of the cost of medical services (deductibles do not apply to doctor's office visit or prescriptions).
- Annual physical exams are covered under wellness coverage with no deductible and no co-payment.
- Immunizations are covered when ordered by a PVP and 80% of cost is covered in-network.
- Contraceptives are covered under prescription drugs with no deductible and no co-payment.
- Prescription drugs are covered at 80% if student goes to a preferred pharmacy in-network.
- Emergency room is covered at 80% in-network/60% out of network.
- Ambulance service is covered at 80% in-network/60% out of network.
- X-ray & Laboratory services are covered at 80% in-network/60% out of network.
- Hospital Room and Board is covered at 80% in-network/60% out of network.
Global Emergency Services
If you are a member insured with this insurance plan, you and your insured spouse Domestic Partner and minor child(ren) are eligible for UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Services.
Key Services include:
- Transfer of Insurance Information to Medical Providers
- Monitoring of Treatment
- Transfer of Medical Records
- Medication, Vaccine
- Worldwide Medical and Dental Referrals
- Dispatch of Doctors/Specialists
- Emergency Medical Evacuation
- Facilitation of Hospital Admittance up to $5,000.00 payment
- Transportation to Join a Hospitalized Participant
- Transportation After Stabilization
- Coordinate the replacement of Corrective Lenses and Medical Devices
- Emergency Travel Arrangements
- Hotel Arrangements for Convalescence
- Continuous Updates to Family and Home Physician
- Return of Dependent Children
- Replacement of Lost or Stolen Travel Documents
- Repatriation of Mortal Remains
- Worldwide Destination Intelligence Destination Profiles
- Legal Referral
- Transfer of Funds
- Message Transmittals
- Translation Services
- Security and Political Evacuation Services
- Natural Disaster Evacuation Services
Please visit www.uhcsr.com/UHCGlobal for the UnitedHealthcare Global brochure which includes service descriptions and program exclusions and limitations.
Optional Dental and Vision Plans
Individual dental and vision plans are optional. View the Voluntary Dental & Vision Individual Plans document to find out more about your options as an EWU student/scholar. To enroll in one of these plans, contact the provider directly.
EWU Student/Scholar ID and the insurance card is required at the time of service. Please note that dependents who are enrolled may be required to pay additional charges at the EWU Student Health Clinic for services. Please check with the EWU Student Health Clinic at MultiCare Rockwood in Cheney before requesting services for your dependents. Please note that the clinic may not have the language interpretation assistance so plan accordingly.
If students/scholars receive any forms from A-G Administrators, the benefits administrator for the plan, they must complete those forms and mail them back immediately. Failure to follow up can cause claims to go unpaid, and Rockwood could then put students/scholars on a collections list.
For more information, visit Eastern's Health and Wellness site.