Health insurance is not required to be seen at Student Health. However, we do encourage all students to carry accident and hospitalization insurance. Health insurance of some kind IS required for all International Students. UHCSR health insurance is available to all WSU students carrying six or more credit hours. More information is available at our office.
The Kansas Board of Regents has contracted with United Healthcare Student Resources to be the primary student insurance provider for Wichita State University as well as the rest of the Regents Universities.
Information packets with enrollment forms are available at our office as well as the International Office.
Affordable Care Act Open Insurance coverage began on Jan. 1, 2014. This program requires insurance plans to cover preventive services without having to copay. Insurance companies can no longer refuse coverage because of a pre-existing conditions. Students will still be allowed to stay on their parent’s health insurance until age 26.
Health insurance can be daunting, so please follow this list of health insurance terms to help you navigate the waters.
Here are some links containing information on the Affordable Care Act Open Insurance Enrollment program.
Per WSU Policy 8.08, International Students are required to have Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance during their school career at Wichita State University.
UHCSR student insurance is contracted by the Kansas Board of Regents as a health insurance option for students. You will automatically be charged for this insurance unless you have already purchased and can show proof of ACA compliant insurance.
If you have purchased a health insurance policy of your own that is ACA-compliant and wish to request a waiver to remove the charges for WSU insurance, you must fill out an online waiver and submit your documentation. A new waiver request and supporting insurance documentation must be submitted each semester by the deadline on the online waiver form.
If you are going to use the health insurance through UHCSR, you can find all the policy information on the policy on the UHCSR website.
Because UHCSR has gone “green,” the company has opted to not print or mail brochures or insurance cards. A summary of benefit information (PDF) or the complete brochure (PDF) explaining all of the insurance coverage benefits and exceptions is available for your information.
You can set up your UHCSR account after the 20th day of classes.
As always, if you have any questions regarding the insurance or coverage available, call UHCSR at 1-888-344-6104 for assistance.