The Office of Graduate Student Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The office will be closed on the following days during the summer:  June 28, July 4, 5, 12, 19, 26,  and August 2 and 9.

Health

Health Insurance

University policy mandates that all students maintain health insurance in order to avoid potentially difficult and costly medical situations and to ensure that medical services outside the University Health Center are covered.  Wesleyan University contributes a portion of the health insurance premium for graduate students who receive a stipend. Graduate students who do not receive a graduate stipend (ex: BA/MA students and students who are in ABD-NOT status) are responsible for the total premium.  Wesleyan provides the following options for health insurance coverage:

  1. Gallagher/Koster: Please see the Gallagher/Koster web site for policy information and rates:  https://www.gallagherstudent.com .  Graduate students selecting this plan are responsible for enrolling by August 12, 2018. For a summary of coverage click here for the Wesleyan Brochure on Student Insurance.

    Gallagher FAQ


    Gallagher Student Health Insurance Rates for Graduate Students

  2. CIGNA: This plan is limited to full-time, degree-seeking graduate students who receive a stipend.  It is not available for non-degree seeking students such as foreign language teaching assistants, German exchange students, Ford Fellows, etc.  Enrollment is processed through the Wesleyan Office of Human Resources.   Rates are on a MONTHLY basis. For information about the CIGNA plan and rates:

     - Cigna OAPIN
     - Cigna OAP HSA
     - Cigna OAP
     - Vision Care
     - Enrollment Form

    CIGNA Premiums for Graduate Students:   If you have any questions concerning the CIGNA plan, please contact  benefits@wesleyan.edu

    NOTE: Graduate Students are not eligible to participate in the Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey - (see Dental Insurance information below).
  1. Wesleyan graduate students are eligible to access healthcare services at the University's Davison Health Center.  Services are available during academic sessions.  For more information about the Davison Heatlh Center: Davison Health Center Services.

Students may elect to provide their own insurance and must submit proof of insurance to the Office of Graduate Student Services.  Students will be required to sign an insurance waiver form. Failure to provide proof of insurance and submit a signed waiver form will result in automatic enrollment in the Gallagher/Koster health plan.  This one-time charge will be billed to the student’s account.

Dental Insurance

Breif description of coverage and premiums can be found in the Dental Flyer

ELIGIBLITY:
Any enrolled student of Wesleyan University is eligible to enroll.

THE PLAN OPTIONS:
This is a standalone dental plan that utilizes a national network of providers and offers in and out of network benefits.  Please see the attached flyer outlining the High, Medium and Low offered plan options. Pricing is on the flyer as well as a synopsis of the coverage offered. This is dental insurance. It is not a dental discount plan.

ENROLLMENT:
Enrollment is open continuously throughout the policy year.  The Wesleyan University policy year is September 1 to September 1. 

It’s not too late to enroll!
The plan uses a rolling open enrollment. Enrollments received before the 20th of any month would set the effective date as the 1st of the following month. (I.e. 10/15 enrollment=11/1 effective coverage) The premium cost is prorated based on the effective date selected.

Enrollment is completed on-line at http://Wesleyan.dental-enroll.com.   The system accepts credit card or bank draft information as payment. Please note: there is no early cancellation. Once enrolled each student is committed to the plan through to the end of the current policy period. The student can opt to not renew.

ID CARDS/POLICY DOCUMENTS
When the online transaction is finalized a confirmation email will instantly be sent to you. In that email will be included links to printout your ID cards and policy documents. It is important that you save this email confirmation, as this is the only way to access your ID cards.   The email would come from Morgan White Administrators. 

THE PROVIDER NETWORK:
The provider network is United Healthcare.  To search for in-network UHC providers go to: www.mwgdental.com

1. Select: “Find a Dentist” (right hand side/green tab on screen)
2. Click: “Find a Dentist” (right hand side orange “Links & Tools”)
3. Click: “National PPO Options” (center of screen) There is no need to log-in to search for providers.  At this point you can enter your criteria for your search.

It is advised that you follow up with a call to the provider office to confirm that the in-network status is still valid, as contracts are subject to change. 

RENEWAL/CONTINUOUS COVERAGE:
Those students that elect to enroll in this student dental insurance plan will be automatically renewed for coverage upon the expiration of the current policy year.  The system is set up to post the renewal premium charge to which ever payment source was used at the time of enrollment, about two weeks before the current policy year expires. Notification will be sent to you via email when this will take place. That notice will include steps to take should you not wish to renew.

As long as the renewal premium has been paid, this dental insurance plan can continue indefinitely.  Even, if you should no longer be connected to Wesleyan University. 

Contact for Dental Insurance Only:

Katie Kruszewski
860-430-3338
Email: KKruszewski@SmithBrothersUSA.com
Smith Brothers Insurance
Main Office: 68 National Drive, Glastonbury CT 06033
Local: 377 Main Street, Suite 103, Niantic CT 06357

Please note that graduate students are not eligible for dental insurance through Delta Dental.