Student Health Insurance

Good health is essential to your academic success. Therefore, Washington and Lee University requires all full-time students to carry personal health insurance. To meet this requirement students have the option of purchasing the Washington and Lee University-sponsored Injury and Sickness Insurance plan underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. All domestic graduate students, as well as all domestic undergraduate students with a minimum of 12 credit hours are automatically enrolled in this Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. A summary of benefits and premium costs is available at: Student Health Insurance Plan for Domestic Students. Specific details of the Plan benefits and costs are available on the www.firststudent.com web site. Select Washington and Lee University from the drop down menu and click on "Certificates, Flyers & SBC."

If you are already covered by a health insurance plan, you must complete an on-line insurance waiver form by July 31 each year. If you do not complete the online waiver form by the July 31 deadline you will be enrolled in the Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan and your University account will be billed for the cost of the premium.

To Waive the Insurance

Go to www.firststudent.com, select Washington and Lee University, go to the "Waive Your School's Health Insurance" and complete the waiver form. You will need to enter your date of birth and Student ID number to access the waiver form. You will be asked to answer some questions about the coverage for certain healthcare categories under your health insurance plan. You will also be asked to supply the following information about your health insurance plan: the name and U.S. address of the insurance carrier, policyholder's name, policy number and toll free number for claims service.

To Enroll in the Insurance

Domestic Students

Go to www.firststudent.com, select Washington and Lee University and go to "Enroll Now-Health Insurance." You may enroll in the Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan at other times during the year if you experience a qualifying life event. Please contact the administrative assistant at the Student Health Center at 540-458-8401 or e-mail studenthealth@wlu.edu for assistance.

International Students

All International students will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan specifically designed for international students studying in the U.S. that is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Company. A benefit summary and costs for the GeoBlue Student International Health Plan Plus is available at: Student Health Insurance Plan for International Students. This plan meets all J-1 visa health insurance requirements and includes some additional benefits, such as coverage for required immunizations and tuberculosis testing. The cost of the insurance plan will be billed to each students' University account. Insurance coverage starts August 1 and continues for 12 months. Coverage will renew each year as long as students remain enrolled full-time at the University. International exchange students who are at the University for only a portion of the academic year may be covered monthly during the time they are enrolled. The Associate Director for International Education and the administrative staff at the Student Health Center will assist international students with this process.

Further Information

For further information about these insurance plans please visit the appropriate web site for the Domestic or International student insurance plans, or contact our insurance administrator: RCM&D, Paige Fritze by phone at 800-346-4075, ext. 1607 or e-mail Washington.Lee@RCMD.com.