Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance. Many plans carry students on their parents' coverage if they are under the age of 27. Westminster’s website has a list of many plans, as there are different options and rates available to students. Cost may vary somewhat due to the student's age. Please contact the Office of Student Life for more information. All international students and student athletes attending Westminster College are required to carry insurance coverage. Students admitted to the nursing program are equired to provide evidence of health insurance coverage. All students traveling on a college trip (May Term,Retreats, Conferences, Study Abroad, etc.) must also show proof of insurance.
In addition the following website link provides useful information regarding insurance options for college students. Topics covered include the industry as a whole, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and healthcare for the uninsured:
Understanding Health Insurance for College Students
Following are some resources you may use to review health insurance options that may be available to you.
Sometimes temporary insurance is needed when traveling on a college trip. There are a number of plans that provide short term insurance: