All students must sign and return the Immunization and Health Insurance Status Agreement (coming soon) at the Epidemiology Orientation.
We strongly encourage all students to have health and disability insurance to cover basic health care costs for illness and hospitalization. While we are not in a position to offer advice on particular insurance policies or the specifics of health insurance benefits, we do want to emphasize to all students how important this decision is.
International Students must sign up for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to register. If an international student has other UW insurance, such as GAIP or Faculty/Staff Insurance, he or she must notify email@example.com before each quarter so SHIP can be waived. (see below.)
Types of Insurance Available to Students
Neither GAIP nor Student Insurance will pay for treatment covered by Workman's Compensation (also known as "L&I"). Insurance payments will only be made after the L&I review. L&I pays for post-exposure prophylaxis treatment for research assistants (not for trainees or fellows) only if the employee sero-converts. Actual reimbursement can take months to years.Return to New Students Page
This page was last updated on October 21, 2013