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Health & Wellness Center | CAS Insurance Options and Waiver

 College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Insurance Information

Trinity Washington University is pleased to offer our students and their families Student Insurance Plan Options for the 2017-2018 Academic Year including access to comprehensive health care at an affordable premium, access to preferred providers for less out of pocket and an online portal to help you better manage your benefits.

When you enroll in our student insurance plan, the Health and Wellness Center’s Nurse Practitioners will serve as your Primary Care Providers, managing all of your health needs right on campus in a comprehensive setting that is convenient for you and free of charge.

All students are required to have adequate health insurance coverage while they attend Trinity Washington University.

If you are a CAS student and have your own private health insurance, you can WAIVE the university-sponsored insurance plan to avoid being charged .  Waiver Deadlines are Fall: Friday September 1st, 2017 and Spring: Friday January 27th, 2018

 

Health Fee

Full Academic Year 2017-2018

All full time students in the College of Arts and Sciences will be assessed a $250 Health Fee for the 2017-2018 academic year. The health fee is charged at $125 per semester that you are enrolled at Trinity.

  • This health fee allows students to access the Health and Wellness Center, which is staffed by Nurse Practitioners and a Mental Health Counselor.
  • The Health and Wellness Center offers primary care services which 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.

Spring 2018 New and Transfer Students

New full time students starting at Trinity in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be assessed a $125 Health Fee for Spring 2018.

  • This health fee allows students to access the Health and Wellness Center, which is staffed by Nurse Practitioners and a Mental Health Counselor for the Spring and Summer.
  • The Health and Wellness Center offers primary care services which 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.

Comprehensive Health Insurance

Full Academic Year 2017-2018

All students enrolled full time in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are automatically enrolled in the Trinity Washington University student health insurance plan offered by Cigna.  This plan coverage is from 8/01/2017 through 7/31/18 and allows you to utilize the Health and Wellness Center as your primary care provider while you are attending Trinity.

  • The full Academic year insurance premium is $1,673.  This amount is automatically charged to your student account as a bi-annual premium of $836.50 for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • This amount is in addition to the $250 charged for the Health Fee stated above.  Your total cost of insurance and benefits for the full year is $1,923.
  • WAIVER: 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 for full year insurance is Friday, September 1st, 2017. No exceptions can be made after this date for waiver consideration. Click here to complete the Student Health Insurance Waiver Form. Once the waiver is completed, your account will be credited for the insurance premium.

Spring 2018 New and Transfer Students

All new and transfer students enrolling in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) for the first time in Spring 2018, will be automatically enrolled in the Trinity Washington University student health insurance plan offered by Cigna. This plan coverage is from 1/01/2018 through 7/31/2018 and allows you to utilize the Health and Wellness Center as your primary care provider while you are attending Trinity.

  • The Spring/Summer 2018 premium of $836.50 will be automatically charged to your student account for the Spring semester.
  • This amount is in addition to the $125 for the Health Fee stated above.  Your total cost of insurance and benefits is $961.50
  • WAIVER: 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, January 27th, 2018. Click here to complete the Student Health Insurance Waiver Form. Once the waiver is completed, your account will be credited for the insurance premium.

BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO WAIVE THE TRINITY INSURANCE PLAN

  • 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.
  • In the past, students with high-deductible plans or out-of-state Medicaid plans have had difficulty accessing affordable care while away from their “network”.  Check to make sure that your insurance plan or HMO allows you to access healthcare from local community resources in Washington, DC.
  • 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.

 


For more information contact the Health and Wellness Center at 202-884-9615.

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