Student Health Insurance

Good health is essential to your academic success. Therefore, Washington and Lee University requires all full-time students to be covered by a health insurance plan. Students have the option of purchasing the Washington and Lee University-sponsored Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. All international students will be enrolled in this Plan. All other undergraduate and graduate students will be enrolled in this Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished each year. If you are already covered by a health insurance plan and do not want to be enrolled, you must complete an on-line waiver form by July 31st of each year. If you do not complete the on-line waiver form by the July 31st 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 need to answer some questions about the coverage for certain healthcare categories by 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. If this plan meets coverage criteria then you will receive a notice of waiver approval. If the waiver is not approved, then further information is required and you should contact our insurance administrator (see below).

PLEASE NOTE - For those students with HMO plans, we strongly recommend that you check with your insurance provider to assure continued health insurance coverage while at Washington and Lee University, specifically for diagnostic testing (lab work and x-rays) and referrals to specialists. Some HMOs offer guest membership plans which provide healthcare benefits to continue at the same level when away from home. Please contact your HMO insurance provider to find out if this option is available.

To Enroll in the Insurance

A summary of benefits and premium costs is available at Student Insurance Plan page. 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 wish to enroll in this Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, go to www.firststudent.com, select Washington and Lee University and go to "Enroll Now - Health Insurance." You may enroll in the 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 full-time International students will be enrolled in the Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, and your University account will be billed for the cost of the premium. Insurance coverage starts August 1 and continues for 12 months. International exchange students who are at the University for only a portion of the academic year will be enrolled in insurance coverage for that time at a pro-rated premium. The Associate Director for International Education and the administrative staff at the Student Health Center will assist international students with this process.

Additional Information

For further information about this Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan please contact our insurance administrator: RCM&D, Paige Fritze by phone at 800.346.4075, ext. 1607 or e-mail Washington.Lee@RCMD.com.