If you missed the annual insurance dealine of 8/12/18, you can file a petition by 9/12/18 for consideration of private insurance.  Please go to www.gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan to provide your private insurance information.

Frequently Asked Questions 2018-19

2018-19 Benefit Highlight Flyer

National Guardian Life Plan Brochure 2018-19 (Cigna is the Preferred Provider Network)

Optional Dental Insurance 2018-19

Dear Wesleyan Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

The University REQUIRES all students to maintain health insurance that is comparable to the University-sponsored plan. To ensure universal coverage of all students (except students studying abroad or not on campus in the fall), students will be charged up front on July 11* for the annual school insurance plan. Students with private insurance should complete an online waiver form. Once approved, the charges will be reversed. Please complete the necessary ONLINE forms as soon as possible, even if your insurance has not changed since last year. Athletes must comply with this requirement even if they submitted insurance information to the Freeman Athletic Center.

Out-of-state Medicaid plans and international plans not based in the United States are NOT considered comparable coverage, nor are HMO plans that only cover emergency services. Students with these plans must enroll in the University-sponsored plan. Students with out-of-state Medicaid may be eligible to transfer insurance to the CT Husky Medicaid plan while at Wesleyan. Please go to www.ctgov/hh or call 855-626-6632 for more information. You can also speak with a Health Center representative. To view details of the University plan underwritten by National Guardian Life insurance with Cigna as the Preferred Provider Network, please check the detailed FAQ handout at the website below. For insurance questions, call Gallagher Student Insurance at 800-499-5062.

You MUST do ONE of the following (waive or enroll):

If you have comparable private insurance for your student and do not want the university-sponsored plan and associated charges, please show proof of insurance (waive) online at www.gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan. Please remember to print a copy of the confirmation page and reference number you receive once you have waived online. Once approved, the charges of $2,176 will be reversed.

If you DO NOT have comparable private insurance for your student, you MUST ENROLL ONLINE in the University-sponsored plan at www.gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan. Even though your student’s account has been billed $2,176 for the annual plan, completion of the online enrollment form speeds up the process of activating the insurance on the start date of 8/12/18. 

Students who are studying abroad during the fall semester are eligible to purchase the annual plan and are the only students who can opt to purchase a fall-only plan. Fall study-abroad students are never auto-enrolled and charged unless an enrollment form is filled out online.

Visits to the Health Center are free; however, limited incidental charges for in-house testing (e.g., rapid mono/strep) will be charged to the student account. Students may request a claim statement to file with a private insurance plan. Routine laboratory tests sent to Quest will be billed directly from the vendor to insurance plans.

Wesleyan University will continue to offer low-cost loans to most students who need assistance covering the cost of the health insurance policy. Students who fail to complete a waiver by the deadline will need to file a petition in order to reverse any charges.