Health Insurance

Health Insurance

All international students studying inside the U.S. are required to have health insurance coverage. Seattle University's health insurance provider is Aetna, and brokered through JCB Insurance Solutions. While studying at Seattle University, you will automatically be enrolled in this coverage unless you inform us that you are studying from outside the U.S. in a particular term, or are inside the U.S. with your own (comparable) health insurance coverage. 

Coverage for each academic year begins on September 1st, and goes through August 31st of the following year. For students beginning in a term other than Fall, health insurance coverage begins at the beginning of the start quarter and continues through August 31st of that year. Insurance premiums are billed quarterly, with Spring/Summer quarters being billed together as one term.

*Note for LAW: Law student coverage dates are August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022

COVID-19 Health Insurance Exceptions:

If you will be studying at Seattle U from OUTSIDE the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a separate waiver for removing your health insurance fees. A link to this waiver is provided in your new student email and in the online Canvas course. If you have any questions, please contact the ISC at for more information on completing this waiver.

Steps for Waiving the Required Insurance Premium

For students studying INSIDE THE U.S. ONLY:

To be eligible to waive out the student health plan you must have comparable coverage in the state of Washington including access to primary care, preventative care, and prescriptions.  Please note the policy MUST be based in the United States to qualify and the plan should be compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and filed and approved in the U.S.

Winter 2022: For students beginning in the Winter 2022 term interested in waiving the Seattle University health insurance policy, please follow these instructions:

  1. To access the waiver, go to the JCB Student Insurance Portal
    • Select Seattle University, 2021-2022 plan year, and International Students
    • Click on My Account to log in and create an account if you do not have one already. You must use your Seattle University email when creating your account.
    • Click on Submit Waiver Here
    • Choose term 2021-2022
  2. Completing the waiver
    • You will need access to your insurance information as well as be able to upload a copy of the front and back of your insurance card.
    • If you accidentally enter the wrong information, you can resubmit your corrected information as many times as needed prior to the waiver deadline.
    • Waivers only need to be completed once each academic year. If you have an approved waiver, you will not need to submit another one until the 2022-2023 academic year.
  3. WAIVER DEADLINE for Winter 2022 is January 13, 2022.
  4. If you have an approved waiver, the premium will be removed from your student account and no further premiums added for subsequent terms during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  5. You must actively waive the student health insurance every academic year. Waivers from previous years do not roll over.

If you do not waive, the following are the charges that will appear on your account.  Aetna Student Health is our new Insurance carrier.

Medical Plan:             Aetna Student Health Open Choice PPO

Plan brochure:           Aetna Student Health: Seattle University Policy year 2021-2022
Annual cost:               $2,346 divided into three terms: Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer

Terms and Rates for 2021-2022



Term Dates

Fall 2021


9/1/2021 - 12/31/2021

Winter 2022


1/1/2022 - 3/27/2022

Spr/Sum 2022


3/28/2022 - 8/31/2022


Student Account Billing

The term premiums are billed to your student account by quarter with spring/summer combined into one term. If you have an approved waiver the premium will be removed from your account and not added on subsequent terms during 2020-2021 academic year. Since the insurance premium is now paid by term, the policy ends when your term ends unless enrolled in the subsequent term. See above for the dates of coverage (term dates). If you apply for post-completion OPT, you can continue to keep coverage on a term-by-term basis by enrolling through JCB's website.


For more information on fees and terms of enrollment, please visit the Student Health Center's website.



For more information:

  • JCB Insurance Solutions

Seattle University Help Line: 206-201-0291

JCB student services email: 

JCB Student Insurance portal:


  • Aetna Student Health insurance


Phone: 877-480-4161