Include health insurance in back to school plans
Sending a student to college without health insurance can be an expensive money-saver, said Dr. Emily Gibson, director of WWUís Student Health Center.
Each quarter, six or so students come down with appendicitis, Gibson said. Thatís easily a $15,000 hospital bill for those without insurance, she said.
A comprehensive insurance policy is available to eligible WWU students. The plan, sponsored by WWU, is designed for WWU students to offer the most coverage at a reasonable premium, Gibson said.
More information is available at www.wellsfargo.com/studentinsurance.
Or, families may also shop for their own insurance. Some families prefer a high-deductible plan just for catastrophic coverage, Gibson said.
Learn more by calling the Student Health Center, (360) 650-3400.