CAS Insurance Fees
Trinity Washington University is pleased to offer our students and their families Student Insurance Plan Options for the 2015-2016 Academic Year including access to comprehensive health care at an affordable premium, access to preferred providers for less out of pocket and online features to help you better manage your benefits. All students must have health insurance while they attend Trinity Washington University.
All students in the College of Arts and Sciences will be assessed a $250 Health Fee for the 2015-2016 academic year. This health fee allows students year-long access to the Health and Wellness Center, which is staffed by Nurse Practitioners and Counselors. The Health and Wellness Center will serve as your primary care provider while you are attending Trinity. Services offered include, but are not limited to: sick visits, STD screening, pregnancy tests, gynecological examinations, and physical exams. The Counselor helps students manage their stress, anxiety, depression, and a variety of other concerns. The Health Fee is mandatory, and cannot be waived.
Additionally, all students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are automatically enrolled in the Trinity Washington University student health insurance plan offered by Cigna. The annual premium of $1,036 is automatically charged to your student account. This amount is in addition to the $250 for the Health Fee stated above. Your total cost of insurance and benefits is $1,286. If you are covered under another comparable health insurance plan, you can waive the university-sponsored student health insurance plan by completing the waiver that provides proof of coverage by another health insurance provider. The waiver deadline is Friday, September 11th, 2015. Click here to complete the Student Health Insurance Waiver Form.
Before you waive:
We strongly recommend that you check with your insurance provider to assure continued health insurance coverage while at Trinity, specifically for diagnostic testing (lab work and x-rays) and referrals to specialists. There have been some incidences with high-deductible plans, out-of-state Medicaid plans, and HMOs that have hindered students trying to access healthcare from local community resources.
A note about HMOs: 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.