Student Medical Insurance International Students

 

Most international students are required to maintain the international Student Health Insurance Plan (iSHIP) while enrolled at WSU. Students with an F1 or J1 visa type will be automatically enrolled in the iSHIP plan.

Only students who fit into one of the following categories may be exempt from enrollment in the iSHIP plan.

  • Students enrolled in a medical insurance plan sponsored by a United States employer of themselves or a family member (parent, spouse/partner).
  • Students enrolled at WSU but conducting research outside of the United States.

If you feel you meet one of these categories, please contact the Billing and Insurance office of Health and Wellness Services at: 509-335-3575 (option 3).

How much does the iSHIP plan cost?

Please review the 2014-2015 iSHIP Rate Table for specific information on costs for students, spouses/partners and dependents.Questions? Call us at: 509-335-3575 (option 3).

How do I enroll my dependents?

Spouses, domestic partners and children may be enrolled at the graduate student’s request. To enroll your dependents, please complete the iSHIP Dependent Enrollment form. To add a spouse or domestic partner, please complete the Declaration of Marriage or Domestic Partnership. The enrollment/cancellation deadline for the spring semester is January 29, 2015. iSHIP Dependent Cancellation Form

Is coverage available for students who begin during the summer?

International students who begin their studies during the summer session can enroll in summer medical insurance until the fall semester begins.

What do I need to know about health care in the U.S.?

In the United States individuals are responsible for their medical coverage expenses.

Learn more about the U.S. Health Care Stystem

How do I get information about coverage?

Your insurance administrator is AIG Educational Markets.

Create an account with AIG to:

      • Create an online account
      • Print an ID card
      • Look up Preferred Providers
      • Submit Claims
      • Monitor Claim Status
      • View Plan Brochure

 

The Billing and Insurance office is located in room 133 of the Washington Building.

Phone: 509-335-3575 (option 3)
Fax: 509-335-8214
Email: student.insurance@wsu.edu