Health Insurance Compliance

All students must comply annually with insurance requirements.   The website for compliance is now open.

Frequently Asked Questions 2017-18

National Guardian Life Plan Brochure 2017-18

Voluntary Dental Insurance

June, 2017

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

The University REQUIRES all students to maintain health insurance that is comparable to the university-sponsored plan. Every year, a few students have not been allowed to register or have been billed for unnecessary insurance because they did not complete the required online forms and thus experienced needless frustration. 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.

Visits to the Health Center are free; however, limited, incidental charges for in-house testing (i.e., 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.

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 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, 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. 

If you DO NOT have comparable private insurance for your student, you MUST ENROLL ONLINE in the university-sponsored plan at Your student’s account will be billed $1,963 for the annual insurance plan (8/12/17–8/11/18) in late September; please do not send payment now.  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.

Wesleyan University will continue to offer low-cost loans to most students who need assistance covering the cost of the health insurance policy. A hold may be placed on class registration for failure to show proof of private insurance or failure to enroll in the plan by August 15. Students who do not enroll by the deadline will need to file a petition in order to reverse any charges.

Annual Insurance Enrollment Fee                           $1,963

Please do NOT send payment—student account will be billed in late September for anyone who enrolled or failed to complete an online waiver form.

Thank you for your prompt attention. Remember, proof of private insurance (waive) or online enrollment at is required by August 15, 2017.