Cashier's Office

Health Insurance

November 10, 2016

Important health insurance changes effective fall 2017: WCSU no longer bills full time students for health insurance, the submission of a health insurance waiver is no longer required. If you are a matriculated student attending WCSU for the fall semester and would like to purchase health insurance directly through Aetna, please go to www.wcsu.edu/insurance to enroll and for plan information. Enrollment begins July 15, 2017 for the fall semester and December 15, 2017 for the spring semester.

As per the CSU Board of Regents for Higher Education Pages 96-98 Minutes October 20, 2016 Meeting, effective with the start of the Academic Year Fall 2017, the CSU Board of Regents Amended Board Resolutions 12-094 and 03-15 which no longer mandates sickness insurance programs and related automatic billings at the CSUs for full-time students. This eliminates the CSU-provided sickness insurance plan and instead allows the system to provide information and guidance for students to obtain coverage through other means.

“In summary, although we have offered healthcare coverage to our CSU students, there are now alternative avenues to access available to our students which can help reduce the costs for those who need coverage, and prevent charging students with coverage who fail to opt out. The CSUs propose as an alternative to actively inform our students of their other coverage options, and to partner with Access Health CT and the Office of the HealthCare Advocate to improve the health insurance literacy of our students. Further, those students who are currently covered under the CSU’s procured policy will be advised via letter of the change being made, and also provided with information to help them choose a more favorable plan.”

Students may want to evaluate the options available via Connecticut’s health insurance exchange: online at AccessHealthCT.com, via telephone at 855-354-2428, or if you are not a Connecticut resident, at Healthcare.gov, as open enrollment runs until January 31, 2017 for insurance coverage in calendar year 2017.  Through the enrollment portal or contact center, students can find out if they are eligible for no-cost coverage under Medicaid or for tax credits for private insurance on the Exchange.

Since coverage through the University-sponsored insurance plan will end on July 31, 2017, students may  be eligible for a special enrollment period beginning on June 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017, for insurance coverage through either of the health exchanges.  Enrollment in Medicaid is open at any time during the year.  In addition, the University is working with Aetna and anticipates that Aetna may offer a comparable voluntary plan to students who are interested in continuing their coverage with Aetna.

Medical Plan – Voluntary Sickness Insurance Annual Rate: $3,396

Coverage period is from August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018

Aetna Student Health
(877) 375-4244

For questions about:

  • Status of Pharmacy Claim
  • Pharmacy Claim Forms
  • Excluded Drugs and Pre-Authorization

Please contact:

Aetna Pharmacy Management
(888) – RXAETNA (Available 24 hours)

For questions about:

  • Provider Listings

Please contact:

Aetna Student Health
(877) 375-4244

A complete list of providers can be found by using Aetna’s DocFind Service at: www.aetnastudenthealth.com.