Health Insurance

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)

Mandatory SHIP

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. 

NEW: For more information, please review the 2021-2022 Aetna Plan Brochure.

Waive SHIP

The Fall 2021 waiver period begins on August 1, 2021 and closes on September 12, 2021.

Voluntary SHIP

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

Enroll in SHIP

 

GA's, GRA's, and Fully-Funded Fellows

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:

Get ID Card

 

Contact Us

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].