Health insurance guarantees that you can obtain necessary treatment if you develop a serious illness or injury. It also guarantees that you can obtain preventative medical services like immunizations and physical exams.
The George Washington University (GW) offers a comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through Aetna Student Health.
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, some of the benefits that are offered by the GW SHIP include:
- An unlimited lifetime maximum benefit
- Prescription coverage after $100 deductible
- Preventative services covered at 100% (at preferred providers)
- Contraception covered 100% (at preferred providers)
ALL undergraduate students, medical, on-campus nursing, on-campus Health Science, and ALL international students holding a J1 or F1 visa are required to carry student health insurance while they study at GW. These students will be automatically enrolled in the GW SHIP.
The Fall 2021 waiver period begins on August 1, 2021 and closes on September 12, 2021.
All other on-campus GW students are welcome to voluntarily enroll in the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan.
For more information, please review the 2021-2022 Aetna Plan Brochure. Click on the yellow button below to enroll.
Fall 2021 Open Enrollment
The Fall 2021 enrollment period begins on August 1, 2021 and ends September 12, 2021.
Printing Your ID Card
You can access your insurance ID card by going to the University Health Plans website and then clicking on the link "Online Insurance ID Card" on the left. You may also click on the button below:
For waiver, enrollment, eligibility, general benefit questions or plan issues, please contact University Health Plans at 1-833-251-1721.
For specific benefit or claims questions, contact Aetna Student Health at 1-877-480-4161.
For all other questions or concerns, email [email protected].