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.
The vision plan is included in the student health insurance plan purchase. No separate purchase or enrollment is necessary.
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.
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
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. Visit Domestic Students webpage for more information about eligibility and open enrollment.
Premium – Domestic Student
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.
Domestic students and dependents of enrolled students can enroll online during open enrollment: December 6, 2021 – February 15, 2022.
Domestic students and dependents of enrolled students can enroll online during open enrollment: April 18 – June 15, 2022.
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.
Visit International Students webpage for more information about health insurance requirements, health insurance waivers, and payment dates.
Premium – International Student
International students pay the premium on your Patriot Web account.
Enrollment only for new international students in summer. Contact the Insurance Office.
Enrollment information for Dependents, INTO students & J-1 Visiting Scholars
Any student enrolled in the Mason Student Health Insurance Plan can enroll eligible dependents during open enrollment periods. Dependents are a student’s lawful spouse, domestic partner, dependent children under the age of 26 or dependent disabled adult.
If a dependent of a student enrolled in the student health insurance plan is arriving in the United States after the Open Enrollment Deadline, review the information about qualifying life events affecting your insurance coverage for enrollment information.
|PREMIUMS – DEPENDENTS|| ANNUAL
|One (1) Child||$2,766||$1,720||$705|
|Two (2) or More Children||$5,532||$3,440||$1,410|
INTO Mason Students
INTO Mason Students should contact INTO for information regarding the health insurance premium payment.
September 15, 2021: Insurance waiver and annual dependent enrollment deadline
J-1 Visiting Scholars
If you are a J-1 visa Visiting Scholar interested in a health insurance option, please contact the Insurance Office for more information.
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.