Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:00 AM
Cc: Walter, Joyce
Subject: Annual Health Insurance Requirements
Dear Wesleyan Student:
If you have not yet filled out your annual online insurance waiver, please take time to do so before the deadline of August 15. Disregard if you completed the online waiver earlier this summer.
The attached letter (see attachment) about the annual University insurance requirements for 2013-2014 was sent to your home address in mid-June. Please note the Health Center will begin filing claims for visits and services directly to private insurance starting next fall as we currently do for students with the university-sponsored insurance. Certain plans (i.e. HMO's, out of state Medicaid and international plans not based in the U.S.) will not be considered comparable coverage and students will need to enroll in the university insurance. Please review the attached FAQ flyer for more information.
Waiving online at the Gallagher Koster insurance website www.gallagherkoster.com/wesleyan is the only acceptable way to comply with university insurance requirements. You must show proof of private insurance (waive) or enroll in the university-sponsored plan by August 15. This deadline will not be extended and failure to comply by August 15 will automatically enroll you in the university-sponsored plan and a charge of $1,305 will be added to your student account. You will need to petition the auto enrollment after this date by September 15 and it is not guaranteed that it will be approved. If you enroll in the university plan, we recommend using your Wesleyan PO Box address so your insurance card and statements arrive to your campus mailbox.
For the second year, Gallagher Koster will offer supplemental Dental Insurance and this information can be found on the same website above under "My Student Health Insurance Plan" on the left side of the page. You do not need to enroll in the medical insurance plan to be eligible for supplemental dental insurance.
Joyce L. Walter
Director, Davison Health Center
327 High Street
Middletown, CT 06459