Insurance

Insurance Options

Plans

WWU Student Health Insurance Plan

Western Washington University provides an optional, affordable, quality health insurance plan to actively enrolled Western students and their dependents. Learn about enrollment and plan information.

Reasons to consider this plan include:

  • Health Benefits - Health and wellness are critical components to academic success. Insured students stay healthier by utilizing recommended preventive care services that help avoid health issues and possibly detect health issues that need attention.

  • Cost Benefits - Student plans available through colleges or universities often provide benefits that are more affordable than comparable plans on the open market.

  • National Network of Providers - Many student health plans include a national network of health care providers and pharmacies, providing coverage regardless of the distance from campus or home.

  • Tailored Plans for Students - Colleges customize their student health plans to best meet the needs of their students.

Other Individual Insurance Plans

Outlined below are links to information about medical insurance plans.  This list, in no way, is an endorsement of these plans.  Our list is not exhaustive.  If you find a plan not included here that you think other students would be interested in, please email the URL to Student.Health@wwu.edu

Resources

WWU Health Insurance Navigator

The Student Health Center now has a Health Insurance Navigator, Brea Sherron, who can help you with any health insurance questions you have. Brea can work together with you to find a plan that is right for you across a spectrum of different insurances, or you can simply ask them questions about how health insurance works. To schedule an appointment with Brea, call the SHC at 360-650-3400 or log on to your MyWesternHealth patient portal and select Appointments.

If you would like to connect with a plan administrator or insurance carrier directly, please visit the Academic HealthPlans website.

Washington Healthplanfinder

A way to help you find, compare and select a quality health insurance plan that is right for you, your family and your budget.

HealthCare.gov

Explore coverage options under healthcare reform.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

The SHIBA helpline is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist and advocate for consumers regarding health insurance, health care access, and prescription access, so they know their rights and can make informed decisions. Call 1-800-562-6900 or visit their website at https://www.insurance.wa.gov/

Healthcare Reform Explained

An informative video that explains the complex world of healthcare and healthcare reform.  Narrated by NPR's Cokie Roberts.

Medical Insurance Guide for Students

Being practical and prepared for medical insurance can help you get through school. This guide compiles information for students to be able to navigate coverage options, costs, and obligations in order to make an informed decision on an insurance plan.

Medication Programs

RxHelpForWA

RxHelpforWA is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. They offer a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Patients will be directed to the public or private programs most likely to meet their needs. RxHelpforWA helps low-income, uninsured patients.

WPDP

Washington Prescription Drug Program (WPDP) provides prescription information and assistance for the residents of Washington. Although it is not an insurance program, WPDP members can receive discount prices on medications that are very similar to what the large health insurance companies must actually pay. On average you’ll save up to 60% on generic drugs and 20% on brand name drugs. It is open to all Washington State residents who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage, or whose insurance does not cover all their prescription drug needs. There are no other eligibility requirements or fees required for membership in the WPDP.

WalMart $4 Generic Medications

FamilyWize (Free Prescription Discount Card)

Walgreen's Prescription Savings Club

Good Rx Savings Program

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company

Dental Plans

Outlined below are links to information about dental insurance plans. This list, in no way, is an endorsement of these plans. Our list is not exhaustive.  If you find a plan not included here that you think other students would be interested in, please email the URL to Student.Health@wwu.edu

Washington Healthplanfinder

A way to help you find, compare and select a quality health insurance plan that is right for you, your family and your budget.

Finding Dental Care

Helpful Information from the Washington State Department of Health

Washington Dental Insurance

Delta Dental

UnitedHealthcare

Willamette Dental Group

SmartSmile Dental Health Services

Multiflex Dental