Health Services

Student Health Plan

For Domestic Students (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident)

Insurance Requirements

Willamette University requires that all degree seeking half time or more domestic students carry medical insurance coverage comparable to that offered through the school's comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. You will automatically be enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and charged through our student accounts department at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. Students with other medical insurance that meets the criteria of comparable coverage may submit an online waiver request each academic year in the fall. The deadline to submit that online waiver for the 14-15 school year is September 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. 

There will be opportunity for new incoming students or returning students that were not here in the Fall 2014 semester to waive from the Willamette plan between December 1, 2014 and February 2, 2015 (5pm)New Spring half time or more students who wish to waive need to complete the Waiver Application Form and return to Bishop Wellness Center, Student Insurance Services on campus by the February 2, 2015 (5pm) deadline. 

Contact the Bishop Wellness Center, Student Insurance department at (503) 370-6972 or to obtain the Waiver Application Form for Spring Semester.

Note: Students who are graduating, drop below half time, or not continuing their course studies paying tuition to Willamette Spring 2015 semester will no longer be eligible for the Willamette student insurance plan spring semester. Coverage will terminate January 5, 2015 for students not continuing or dropping below half time.

See Insurance Requirements chart for specific program credit requirements to carry health insurance.

Plan Price

Student $1,878 $813 $1,065
Spouse $4,300 $1,861 $2,439
Child(ren) $2,557 $1,107 $1,450

Waive and/or Decline

  • Fall Deadline: September 15, 2014 (5pm)
  • Spring Deadline: February 2, 2015 (5pm)

If you already have an insurance plan and do not wish to be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan, please refer to the link in left navigation regarding how to waive insurance.

If You Do Not Have Insurance

If you do not have health insurance or your coverage does not meet the criteria for comparable coverage to the WU plan no action is required. You will be automatically enrolled in the Willamette plan each semester you are eligible, and your student account will be charged. Students can visit the Aetna site to print a temporary ID card on or after August 1, 2014. Permanent ID cards will be mailed after the waiver deadline of September 15, 2014. For more information on the Willamette sponsored health plan, including benefits and costs see the downloadable brochures to the right on this page.

Note: New Spring enrolled students should contact Student Insurance Services at Willamette to have their Aetna plan activated as soon as possible. The formal enrollment roster is not submitted to Aetna until after the waiver deadline. Contact or call (503) 370-6972 to get your plan activated so you can print a card. You will have coverage beginning January 6, 2015 - July 31, 2015.

Instructions to Print Your ID Card:
  • Go to the Aetna Student Health website
  • In the purple box type in Willamette University
  • On the right side click on Print Your ID Card
  • Type in your Willamette ID Number and Date of Birth

Dependent Insurance

Students with dependents may elect to provide them insurance coverage as well. For Spring Semester the dependent insurance can be purchased directly through the Aetna website between December 7, 2014 and February 3, 2015 (5pm).

How to add Dependent Insurance: 
  • Go to Aetna Student Health website
  • In the purple box type in Willamette University
  • On the right side click on Enroll: Domestic Dependent

Download Forms

Additional Information

Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)