International Health Insurance Information
WOU Insurance Information
International students and scholars at WOU are required to have health and accident insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents living in the United States based on Oregon Administrative Rule #574-035-0005.
International students and scholars are required to have health insurance every term they are at WOU (including summer). The only exceptions to this policy are for students with Government Sponsored Medical Insurance. These are students that receive medical insurance from their home government.
The prices for the 2012-13 academic year are:
* Please note that summer insurance will be added to student's account along with spring term tuition/fees. Students who graduate or depart at the end of spring term will have their summer term insurance charges refunded to their account once the degree is awarded or departure paperwork is received.
Gallagher Koster offers a detailed website in which you can create an Account so that students are able to track their claims, print an ID card, print the forms to submit a claim for reimbursement, find a doctor, etc. Students that are enrolled in this plan should go to their website and create an account today. Just go to https://www.gallagherkoster.com/students/user-login.php?idField=1168. Once there, fill in the information under the "Create Account", be sure to have your student ID number ready as you will need this to create your account.
Students have the first 3 weeks of each term to turn in the waiver documents to Ambre Plahn in the International Students and Scholars Affairs office. If the plan is comparable to the WOU insurance plan and meets all of the requirements above, then the petition to waive the WOU policy will be approved and the student will be given a refund for that term. If the policy does not meet any of the above requirements or if the form is submitted after the term deadline, the petition will be denied and the student will be required to purchase the WOU international insurance plan for that term.
*Note: Students have to pay tuition/fees during the first week of each term. After that, the student accrues late fees and interest. In order to avoid these additional fees, students should pay for the insurance charges even if the student plans to apply for a waiver. Upon approval of a waiver, the student will be given a refund.
Students are encouraged to check if the policy would qualify before making the purchase from the outside company. Otherwise the student may end up paying for two policies since the waiver was not approved or applied.
International Students and Scholars Affairs ph:503-838-8425 fax:503-838-8338 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org