Student Health Plan, Requirements

For International Students, Scholars, and Accompanying Family Members

Insurance Requirements

International students and scholars

International students and scholars, including J-2 or F-2 family members, are required to have health insurance while at Willamette. Good health insurance helps protect your ability to continue your study by managing healthcare costs.

Willamette University (WU) provides a mandatory health insurance plan through PacificSource Health Plans.

You and your dependents are automatically enrolled.

Note, this a medical plan only. Dental is NOT included for adults (over age 18).

It is reasonably priced for the high level of coverage it provides.

  • Meets U.S. Affordable Care Act requirements.
  • Meets "J" visa health insurance requirements, including medical evacuation and repatriation of remains.

Enrollment & billing to your WU student account are done via the Office of International Education.

  • Enrollment is on an annual period. Cost is billed to you in two pieces: once at the beginning of each semester. See the Cost table below for details.
  • One semester exchange students: You are billed only for the term you attend Willamette.
  • Note: Insurance does not cover 100% of healthcare costs. You pay the cost of the insurance (table below) plus you pay the healthcare provider for costs/balances that insurance does not cover. These costs are called: co-pay, deductible, coinsurance, non-covered or excluded costs, out-of-network costs, etc. Purchasing insurance is a cost in addition to any of these balances.


2024-2025 PacificSource Student Health Plan

Student $ 3,117* $ 1,356* $ 1,761*
Spouse** $ 3,017 $ 1,306 $ 1,711
each Child** $ 3,017 $ 1,306 $ 1,711

*Includes $50 per semester administrative fee. No administrative fee for Dependents.
** Dependents can only enroll if student/scholar is also enrolled.
Costs will be reversed if a waiver request is approved.

Waiver Request Deadlines

Fall Deadline:
Mon, September 9, 2024
Academic year or Fall only students
Spring Deadline:
Mon, January 27, 2025
Spring waiver applies only if your first term at Willamette is spring 2025. Thereafter your deadline will be in fall.

Insurance Toolkit

International Student Health Insurance Requirements

How Your Current Insurance Compares Interactive Worksheet 

Supplemental Travel Insurance Information

International Student Enrollment/Waiver Request Form 

Annual/Fall Waiver deadline: Monday, 9 September 2024

Spring Waiver deadline: Monday, 27 January 2025 (spring start students only)

How to Use Your Student Health Plan

Using Your WU Health Insurance Plan

For Additional Information

Coverage questions

(855) 274-9814 (toll-free)

Your Health & Health Insurance

Bishop Wellness Center

Waivers for International Student/Scholar Insurance

Office of International Education

Willamette University

Student Insurance

Baxter Hall
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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