Whitworth Health Services Plan
Whitworth University, like all colleges and universities across the nation, faces significant challenges in helping students find affordable student healthcare. New federal regulations for student health insurance require that all plans increase their limits. This requirement results in significantly higher premiums. As a result, Whitworth University will no longer offer student health insurance.
Instead, Whitworth will provide all full-time undergraduate students limited benefits via the Whitworth Health Services Plan, funded by the university. Because this service is offered to all students, it is not insurance. The plan will supplement deductible and co-pay obligations for students with health insurance while providing basic benefits for underinsured students.
The plan also covers services provided through the Whitworth Health & Counseling Center that were previously billed to the student’s account. Office visits and consultations will be provided at no cost to the student. Referrals made to outside medical providers for services not provided by the health center will be billed to students’ insurance.
Students will be required to acknowledge responsibility for providing their own health-insurance coverage. They will also be asked to acknowledge acceptance of financial responsibility for medical expenses when they pay their semester registration charges through Whitworth Student Accounting Services.
For a more detailed description of the benefits of the Whitworth Health Services Plan, please visit the website: www.whitworth.edu/healthplan.
If you have questions about these new benefits, please call 509.777.4450.
Intercollegiate athletes are covered at no cost to them for up to $10,000 for accidents incurred during supervised practice or play. Additional information on this coverage is available through the Whitworth Athletics Department.
Finally, all international students are required to participate in the International Insurance Plan, which includes accident and sickness benefits and which extends the accident and sickness benefits for international students to $250,000, at a cost of $2,023 per academic year plus applicable student fees. Participation in this insurance plan may not be waived. The coverage under this plan is active for currently enrolled international students while they are in the United States.