Beginning in the 2022 Fall Semester, Wright State University will require most students to have adequate health insurance.
Rates for Wright State’s student medical and prescription drug insurance plan for undergraduate and graduate students will not increase in the 2022–23 academic year.
“The health and well-being of our students is a priority for Wright State,” said Chris Taylor, Ph.D., dean of students. “Health insurance can help ensure that students have access to reliable medical care while also protecting them from unplanned medical bills.”
Implementing this insurance requirement is a best practice in Ohio and is already in place at most of our peer public institutions in Ohio, Taylor said.
Wright State’s health insurance requirement will apply to:
- All domestic undergraduate students taking 12 or more credit hours per semester
- All domestic graduate students registered for six or more credit hours per semester
- All international students registered for one or more credit hours per term
Students who fall into any of the categories above will be automatically enrolled in the university-sponsored student medical and prescription drug insurance plan. Coverage for the Fall Semester will begin on August 15, 2022.
Students who have medical and prescription drug coverage under another plan that meets Wright State’s insurance criteria may submit a waiver request to have the premium removed from their student account. Waivers must be submitted during the open enrollment period, between July 1 and September 2, 2022.
More information about how to waive the Wright State student health insurance plan will be shared this summer.
Wright State’s student medical and prescription drug insurance plan covers hospital care, office visits for sickness and injury, and surgery except where otherwise noted. Elective surgery is not covered.
Students enrolled in the plan do not incur out-of-pocket costs, including a copay or deductible, when seeking care for covered conditions at Student Health Services at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, at 725 University Boulevard.
The plan also includes GeoBlue International Travel Insurance at no cost, allowing students to access medical assistance around the world.
Learn more about Wright State’s student health insurance plan at wright.edu/student-health-services/health-insurance.