The George Mason University Student Health Insurance Plan is specifically designed for Mason students, however, individual students might benefit from other policies.

The George Mason Student Health Insurance Plan is structured to meet federal mandates set forth by the Affordable Care Act as part of Health Care Reform.

The University has renewed the contract with Aetna Student Health to administer the 2016-2017 Student Health Insurance Plan.  Detailed information about plan coverage and benefits can be found on the Aetna Student Health website and in the basic summary of benefits and coverage and plan design and benefits summary.

2016-2017 plan documents and benefits

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Plan Design & Benefits

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Summary of Benefits of Coverage

If you have questions about the Student Health Insurance Plan, please call Aetna Student Health’s Customer Service or the Student Health Insurance Office.

Domestic Students

Information for domestic students about open enrollment, eligibility, plan details and coverage information.

International J-1/F-1 Visa Students

All F-1 and J-1 visa students are automatically enrolled into the Mason Student Health Insurance Plan because they are required by Federal law and University Policy #6002 to have adequate health insurance. Read more about health insurance requirements for international students, health insurance waivers, and dependent enrollment.

Students on any other visa type should refer to the information for Domestic Students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about the student health insurance.

All enrolled Mason students are eligible to receive services at Student Health Services clinics. Student Health Services is available to you because you are a Mason student, not because you have purchased the student insurance plan., run by the US Department of Health and Human Services, offers useful information about the Affordable Care Act, health insurance, and insurance marketplaces.


July 12, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Annual Open Enrollment  for domestic students and dependents of domestic and international students in the plan.

 International and INTO students

July 12, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Waiver submission for International students only. Contact the Insurance Office by email to discuss waiver applications. Deadline is September 15, 2017.

INTO students: contact the Insurance Office for waiver information

Insurance Office

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:30pm, Friday 12:30 – 4:30pm

Phone: (703) 993-2827 or (703) 993-7634


Fax: 703-993-3955

Address: Student Union Building (SUB) I, Rooms 2345 & 2349

4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA, 22030