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Health & Wellness Center | Health Fee and Student Health Insurance Information

Health Insurance Overview

  • 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 need to WAIVE the university-sponsored insurance plan to avoid being charged.  

 

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Health Fee

  • Full Academic Year 2017-2018: All students in the College of Arts and Sciences will be assessed a $250 Health Fee for the 2017-2018 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 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 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 student access to the Health and Wellness Center for the Spring semester.

Comprehensive Health Insurance

  • Full Academic Year 2017-2018: 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.  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 annual premium of estimated $1,600 (the figure will be finalized in June 2017) will be 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 TBD (June 2017).
    • 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 estimated of $800 (wlll be finalized in June 2017) will be automatically charged to your student account.
    • This amount is in addition to the $125 for the Health Fee stated above.  Your total cost of insurance and benefits is TBD (June 2017).
    • 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.

BGS, EDU, NHP, and SPS students – Voluntary Insurance Enrollment

  • All students are required to have adequate health insurance coverage while they attend Trinity Washington University.
  • Trinity Washington University is pleased to offer ALL 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 online features to help you better manage your benefits.

Comprehensive Insurance

  • Full Academic Year 2017-2018: All students enrolled in the Business and Graduate Studies (BGS); School of Education (EDU); School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP – non CAS programs) and School of Professional Studies (SPS) are invited to enroll in the Trinity Washington University student health insurance plan offered by Cigna.
    • The annual premium of estimated $1,600 (the figure will be finalized in June 2017) is charged to your account through our Program Manager A.J. Flood.  The enrollment deadline is Friday September 1st, 2017. Click here to complete the Enrollment Form.
    • 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.  Our comprehensive medical and counseling services are detailed here.
    • This plan allows for dependents, at the cost of $TBD annual for each additional dependent.
  • Spring/Summer 2018 enrollment: Students enrolled in Business and Graduate Studies (BGS); School of Education (EDU); School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP – non CAS programs) and School of Professional Studies (SPS) are invited to enroll in the Trinity Washington University student health insurance plan offered by Cigna.
    • The half year premium of estimated $800 (the figure will be finalized in June 2017) is charged to your account through our Program Manager A.J. Flood.  The enrollment deadline is Friday, January 27th 2018. Click here to complete the Enrollment Form.
    • 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.  Our comprehensive medical and counseling services are detailed here.
    • This plan allows for dependents, at the cost of $TBD for each additional dependent.

 


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

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