Health Insurance Requirements AY 2020-21

Ambulance Fee Info

A few of following brochures are current for academic year 2020-21.  Others will be updated early June 2020.  Please stop back.

Frequently Asked Questions 2020-21

2020-21 Benefit Highlight Flyer

Wellfleet Commercial Casualty Insurance 2019-20 Plan (Cigna is the Preferred Provider Network)

Optional Dental Insurance 2020-21


May, 2020

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 13* 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.

International plans not based in the United States are NOT considered comparable coverage and students must enroll in the school insurance.  For Fall ‘20 semester only, students with out-of-state Medicaid plans are eligible to use this type of insurance as a waiver until spring semester if you do not wish to purchase the full annual student insurance plan. Students with out-of-state Medicaid plans that only provide emergency services will need to purchase the spring university insurance plan in January or, if eligible consider transferring to CT Husky once back on campus.  Please go to or call 1-877-284-8759 for more information on CT Husky (students should discuss this option with a parent/guardian before making changes).  You can also speak with a Health Center representative.

To view details of the University plan underwritten by Wellfleet Commercial Casualty 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 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 $2,479 will be reversed.

If you DO NOT have comparable private insurance for your student, you MUST ENROLL ONLINE in the University-sponsored plan at Even though your student’s account has been billed $2,479 for the annual plan, completion of the online enrollment form speeds up the process of activating the insurance on the start date of 8/12/20. 

Fall study-abroad students are never auto-enrolled and charged unless an enrollment form is completed online.

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

Students who need assistance covering the cost of the health insurance policy should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine what options (if any) may be available to them. Students who fail to complete a waiver by the deadline will need to file a petition in order to reverse any charges.

Charges Posted on July 13 for Annual Insurance Enrollment Fee                     $2,479

Thank you for your prompt attention. Remember, proof of private insurance (waive) or online enrollment at is required by August 12, 2020.