We strive to offer first rate, low cost health and counseling services on campus to keep our students in good health; insurance is not required to receive care. The UW-System facilitates selection of an insurance plan, offered by Student Assurance Services (SAS) to coordinate and manage the enrollment and eligibility process for International students. SAS is available to assist with those questions. There is no longer a domestic plan offered.
There is no cost for counseling services, wellness programs, or to see a healthcare provider. However, there is a fee for laboratory tests, medications, some procedures, and physicals, which are available at a reasonable cost. If a student must be referred off-campus for x-ray, specialized care, emergency room care or hospitalization, the student will be charged by those providers/facilities.
Any fees incurred will be charged to the student bill. UHCS does not bill to insurance companies; however, the student may request a receipt to submit to their insurance company.
Please see our “Fees” page for more information.
If a student is not covered under a family insurance plan, we strongly recommend purchasing a plan. Having an insurance plan protects the student from potentially catastrophic health care costs. There is no longer a UW-System sponsored plan for domestic students. Insurance plans can be purchased at the marketplace at healthcare.gov. Additional information is available here. If you have further questions please contact UHCS at 262-472-1300.
For international students, there is a UW-System sponsored plan: Anthem Insurance
The Affordable Care Act Offers new Health Insurance Options for Students
Enroll in coverage through the Marketplace While enrollment in plans from the Marketplace only available November 1 - January 31, special consideration is given to individuals with qualifying life events such as changes in healthcare coverage. General plan information is available at https://www.healthcare.gov/see-plans/. To see if you qualify for lower premiums or tax credits, you must submit an application at http:.//www.healthcare.gov
What to do now:
Start by making a list of things that will be important in your coverage decision, for example:
You can access the online health insurance exchange by visiting healthcare.gov, click on Individuals and Families, answer a few quick questions and you'll get:
Many benefits of the Affordable Care Act may vary from state to state. See where your state is in the roll-out process. Some states have opted for the federal government to run their exchanges (including Wisconsin), while other states are running their own exchanges. Expansion of the Medicaid program also varies by state.
For more information: