Student Health Insurance

Requirements

Grinnell College requires all full-time students to have Affordable Care Act compliant health insurance that covers them in Iowa. In accordance with this requirement, all students are billed $1,774.00 for the Student Health Insurance Plan

  • All students must visit the Gallagher Student Health website and either enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan by the deadline of August 14, 2019.
  • The coverage for the Student Health Insurance Plan is from August 14, 2019 to August 13, 2020. For more information about the plan, visit the Gallagher Student Health website
  • In order to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, your private health insurance plan must be based in the United States, be Affordable Care Act compliant and provide comparable coverage in Grinnell, Iowa. International policies and out-of-state Medicaid policies are not accepted.
  • This means your plan needs to have doctors and hospitals in Grinnell, Iowa; cover you for services beyond emergency care which includes pharmacy, physician visits, mental health, surgery, diagnostic testing, maternity, preventive services; and does not have a high deductible.

If an acceptable waiver form is not submitted by the August 14, 2019, deadline, the student will be automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan and the premium amount listed on the student billing statement must be paid.

The deadline to waive or enroll in the school plan is August 14, 2019.

How to Waive Or Enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan

  1. Visit the Gallagher Student Health website
  2. Click on ‘Student Waive/Enroll’ (This option will not be available until June 21, 2019).
  3. First time users: your temporary password is your Student ID number. You must enter leading zeros to create a 9 digit Student ID number for the waiver system (i.e. 000123456). Your student ID number is the same as the account number located on your billing statement. You will be required to change your password the first time you log in.
  4. Choose either ‘I want to enroll’ or ‘I want to waive’.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the form. If waiving the insurance, have your current health insurance ID card ready as you will need this information in order to complete the waiver form. You will be asked to review the information provided and click ‘submit’ to complete the process. Immediately upon submitting your online form you will receive a reference number. Please note and keep this information for your record.
  6. When Grinnell College receives notice of a successful waiver submission, the cost of the health insurance plan will be credited back to the student billing statement.
  7. Students who enroll in the student health insurance will be emailed instructions on how to print ID cards and verification letters from their account at the Gallagher Student Health website

The deadline to waive or enroll in the school plan is August 14, 2019.

For help accessing a student insurance card or for any policy questions please visit the Gallagher Student Health Customer Service page or contact our local health insurance representative:

Dustin Smith
RamseyWeeks Insurance
1-641-236-3141

Visit Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) for information on the health and mental health services provided by Grinnell College and for more information regarding health insurance.

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