Introduction to Washington University in St. Louis Student Health Insurance (2015-2016)
Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to offer an Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan underwritten by United Healthcare Insurance Company. This plan will go into effect 8/1/2015 and end 7/31/2016.
All enrolled domestic degree-seeking undergraduate students in the day program and full-time graduate students on the Danforth Campus are automatically enrolled in the basic student health insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.
All international students are required to participate in the basic plan on a mandatory basis unless there is proof of U.S. insurance through a U.S. employer via an employee parent or spouse/partner.
Insurance waiver option
In order to waive out of the Wash U Student Health Insurance plan, your current coverage must meet the minimum criteria below.
- Unlimited Coverage
- An individual deductible of $3,000 per person or less
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis an in-network provider
- Current coverage is not Medicare nor Medicaid
- Plan provides coverage for all medically necessary care while in St. Louis and while traveling in the U.S. or abroad
- Plan may not provide only emergency or urgent care
- Plan must cover care for inpatient and outpatient medical, mental health and chemical dependency services
- Plan must provide a prescription drug benefit
- Plan must provide preventive care covered in-network with no cost to you
Make sure you understand the details of the student health insurance plan or any other plan you may consider including:
- Premium costs
- Out of pocket monetary responsibility
- Network coverage
- Inpatient and outpatient coverage
- Out of town and out of country coverage.
- Consider that if you remain a dependent on another plan, your care may not be confidential
To get a copy of your insurance card please follow the steps below:
If you are doing so prior to September 5, 2015, you must first complete the Enrollment Form found at https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com/wustl. This will notify United Healthcare your intention to be on the Student Health Plan. International students do not need to complete this first step.
Next, please visit https://www.uhcsr.com/wustl and create a new My Account or login into your existing My Account. You will need to use your go.wustl.edu email account when creating your My Account. Once done, you should have the option to print a copy of your insurance card or request a hard copy to be mailed to you. Please note, that it can take over an hour from when you have confirmed your enrollment into the Student Health Plan to when you will have access in your My Account to print a copy of your card.