Other Insurance Options and Information
Questions About What's Available To You?
Washington Healthcarefinder: A new way to help you find, compare and select a quality health insurance plan that is right for you, your family and your budget.
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WEBSITE: Medical Insurance Guide for Students
WAHA: The Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring access to health care for 100% of our community. They will help you find an insurance that's right for you and get all your forms filled out properly as well as answer any questions you might have. Call (360) 788-6594 or visit their website at http://www.whatcomalliance.org/
SHIBA: Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline is a statewide net-work of trained volunteers who educate, assist and advocate for consumers regarding health insurance, health care access, and prescription access, so they know their rights and can make informed decisions. Call 1-800-562-6900 or visit their website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/
Other Individual Insurance Plans
Washington Health Plan - www.washingtonhealth.hca.wa.gov Since 1993, the Basic Health Plan has provided affordable health care coverage for Washington State residents. The same people who brought you this lifeline now offer another option – with fewer restrictions, low cost, and just as reliable. You and your family, as Washington residents, may qualify for the Washington Health Program. This unique program...
Washington State’s Basic Health Plan - http://www.basichealth.hca.wa.gov To help speed up the application process, contact WAHA. They will make sure your forms are completed properly and work with the state to process your application faster. Please note, however, that the waiting list for this plan is very long.
The links in this list are in no particular order:
Group Health Cooperative - Individual & Family Plans
KPS Health Plans - Individual/Family Plans
LifeWise Health Plan of Washington
Premera Blue Cross of Washington - Individual & Family Plans
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Meyer and Associates
eHealthInsurance-Washington Health Insurance Plans
Individual Health Quotes
ACSA American College Student Association
Free Or Discounted Drug Programs
The WWU Student Health Center offers direct sales of the most common generic medications right out of our clinic formulary. In addition, there are the following resources available to students.
RxHelpForWA is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. They offer a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Patients will be directed to the public or private programs most likely to meet their needs. RxHelpforWA helps low-income, uninsured patients. Visit their website at http://www.rxhelpforwa.org/
WPDP: Washington Prescription Drug Program is a new prescription drug discount program created by the legislature at the request of Governor Gregoire. Although it is not an insurance program, WPDP members can receive discount prices on drugs that are very similar to what the large health insurance companies must actually pay. On average you’ll save up to 60% on generic drugs and 20% on brand name drugs. It is open to all Washington State residents who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage, or whose insurance does not cover all their prescription drug needs. There are no other eligibility requirements or fees required for membership in the WPDP. Visit their website at http://www.rx.wa.gov/
Costco Member Prescription Program (CMPP): Provides qualified Costco members lower costs on a number of prescription drugs. By enrolling in the Program, Costco members who have no available insurance coverage for medications, may pay less for certain prescriptions than what they would otherwise pay at a Costco Pharmacy for the same drug or a therapeutically equivalent drug.
Dental Insurance Plans
Below are links to information about dental insurance plans. Our including these links is no way an endorsement of any of these plans. Our list is not exhaustive, so if you find a plan not included here that you think other students would be interested in, please email the URL to Student.Health@wwu.edu.
Willamette Dental Group:
https://www.willamettedental.com/Group Health Cooperative:
http://www.ghc.org/health_plans/index.jhtml?reposid=/common/healthPlans/ifp_plans.htmlRegence Blue Shield of Washington:
http://www.wa.regence.com/needCoverage/individual/dentalPlan.htmlSmartSmile Dental Health Services: