NOTICE: The Insurance Office is available by phone or email only. The office is closed to in-person visits.

Student Health Insurance

George Mason University makes health insurance available to eligible students through Aetna Student Health for the 2020-2021 plan year. The Student Health Insurance Plan has been developed especially for Mason students, however, individual students might benefit from other policies. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries locally and when you travel either domestically or abroad and is accepted by many local healthcare providers. The student health insurance plan is structured to meet federal mandates set forth by the Affordable Care Act.

Once a student graduates, if enrolled in the plan, the student is still covered under the Student Health Insurance Plan for the remainder of the policy year.

All currently enrolled Mason students can receive services at Student Health Services clinics. Student Health Services is available to you because you are a Mason student, not because you have the student insurance plan.

Dental Insurance Plan

Domestic & international students can enroll online through the Aetna Student Health website during open enrollment. Annual open enrollment is July 19 – September 15, 2021. Read the FAQs for more information about the dental insurance plan.

Contact the Insurance Office

SUB 1, Room 2345
4400 University Dr, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA 22030 (Mail)

Monday8:30 AM - 12 PM 1 PM - 4:30 PM

2021-2022 Plan At-A-Glance

Plan Dates: August 16, 2021 – August 15, 2022
Plan Type: PPO
Deductible: $200 (in-network)
Coinsurance: 20% (in-network)
Specialist Referral Required: No
Prescriptions (30 day): $15/$40 /$75 co-pay

Plan Documents

Read the plan documents to learn more about the insurance plan. If you have questions, contact the Student Health Plan’s Customer Service or the Student Health Insurance Office. The Insurance Definitions page defines common terms.

Aetna Plan Design and Benefits 21-22
Aetna Summary of Benefits and Coverage 21-22
Dental Plan Design and Benefits Summary 21-22
Vision Summary of Benefits 21-22
Vision Summary of Benefits 21-22

Domestic Students

Eligible domestic students can enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan during Open Enrollment periods. Pay the premium and enroll online through the insurance plan website. Enroll and pay premiums for eligible dependents online also. Select Domestic Students for more information about eligibility and open enrollment.

Premium – Domestic Student

Annual Premium

Coverage 8/16/21-8/15/22
Cost $2,826

Domestic students & dependents of enrolled students can enroll online during open enrollment: July 19 – September 15, 2021. Annual premium can be paid in two installments.

Spring/Summer Premium

Coverage 1/1/22-8/15/22
Cost $1,780

Domestic students and dependents of enrolled students can enroll online during open enrollment: December 6, 2021 – February 15, 2022.

Summer Premium

Coverage 5/16/22-8/15/22
Cost $765

Domestic students and dependents of enrolled students can enroll online during open enrollment: April 18 – June 15, 2022.

International 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. F-1 and J-1 visa students pay the premium through their Patriot Web account. Students on any other visa type should refer to the information for Domestic Students.

For the fall semester, an international student is charged the “Fall” premium. In the spring, the student is charged with the “Spring/Summer” premium. Any student new to the University in the summer, contact the Insurance Office for fee information and enrollment.

Select International Students for more information about health insurance requirements, health insurance waivers, and payment dates.

Premium – International Student

Fall Premium

Coverage 8/16/21-12/31/22
Cost $1,076

International students pay the premium on your Patriot Web account.

Summer Premium

Coverage 5/16/22-8/15/22
Cost $765

Enrollment only for new international students in summer. Contact the Insurance Office.

Enrollment information for Dependents, INTO students & J-1 Visiting Scholars

Frequently Asked Questions About Insurance

Get answers to commonly asked questions about the student health insurance. Including “what if I already have health insurance?“, “how do I get a health insurance card?” and more. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, contact the Insurance Office.