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Roger Williams University

2023-2024 Policy Year

Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law (collectively, the “University”) have partnered with University Health Plans, a division of Risk Strategies, to service the University’s 2023 -2024 Student Health Insurance Plan.

The following students are required to confirm enrollment or waive coverage for the 2023-2024 academic year by the deadline.
  • Full-time Undergraduate Students taking 9 or more credits (residential & commuter)
  • School of Law Students (JD & MSL)
The following students are encouraged, but not required, to enroll in the student insurance plan. To enroll, they must complete the online enrollment form and make payment by the deadline.
  • Full-time Graduate Students with 6+ credits
Annual Students
New Spring Law Students
New Spring Graduate &
Undergraduate Students
Coverage Period 08/14/2023 - 08/13/2024 01/11/2024 - 08/13/2024 01/20/2024 - 08/13/2024
Cost $2,666 $1,501 $1,573
Late Waiver/Enrollment Deadline September 11, 2023 February 7, 2024 February 7, 2024

Wellfleet insures the Student Health Insurance Plan. The plan includes Cigna's Preferred Provider Organization (“PPO”) and has been customized to meet the needs of University students with an emphasis on wellness. You can access important information about the plan by selecting “Benefit Information” in the navigation menu on the left-hand side of this page.

Plan Change for 2022-2023Coinsurance will change to 80% in-network and 60% out-of-network. The in-network urgent care benefit will be a $50 copay; then the plan pays 100%, deducible waived. 


International students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and do not need to take any action to enroll. International students with comparable US-based health insurance policies filed and approved in the US and Compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may submit a waiver form. The waiver form will be reviewed before being approved or denied. 


Enrollment and waiver forms are located to the left in the navigation menu.  Mandatory students referenced above who do not complete an enrollment or waiver form by the deadline will be automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan.


If a student is currently insured under another insurance policy comparable to the RWU Student Health Insurance Plan and does not wish to have coverage under the University-sponsored plan, the student may waive the insurance by completing the waiver form by the deadline.  You must review your current insurance policy to confirm it meets the following criteria:

  • Your plan must be ACA-compliant, filed, and approved in the US
  • Your plan must provide insured benefits for doctors, hospitals, labs, pharmacies, and behavioral health providers near the Roger Williams Campus
  • Services must be accessible in Rhode Island near the Roger Williams Campus.

The following plans do not meet the waiver requirements:

  • Plans that provide emergency-only coverage near the Roger Williams Campus in RI.  Many out-of-state HMO, EPO, and Medicaid Plans do not provide comprehensive coverage in Rhode Island. 
  • Plans from insurance carriers outside the US and coverage by Foreign National Health Service Programs. Plans marketed solely to international students are often not filed and approved in the U.S., or compliant with the ACA, and do not meet the insurance requirements. GBG Insurance, HDL Global Specialty, ISO, Tigerless, PGH (United), PSI, Student Medicover, and Tata AIG are examples of companies that do not meet the waiver requirements.

If your comparable plan will end before August 13, 2024, while you are in school, you must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan within 31 days of your other plan’s end date or provide comparable coverage elsewhere.

Students will be asked to provide details about their current insurance plans during the waiver process. 


To waive or enroll, click on the appropriate link, either “Waiver Form” or “Enrollment Form,” in the navigation menu to the left, complete all required information, and click submit. Confirming enrollment before the deadline ensures your information is transferred to the insurance company on time.

Waiver Confirmation:  Once you have completed the waiver process, an e-mail will automatically be generated and sent to your student RWU e-mail address.  It will confirm that you submitted a waiver, and if you did so in error, to contact University Health Plans.  Please print and keep this confirmation for your reference.

Waiver processed, but the charge is still on the tuition bill?   Please allow 5-7 business days for your waiver to be processed. If you still are not seeing the credit, Undergraduate and Graduate Students should contact the Bursar’s Office at (401) 254-3520, and Law Students should contact the Office of Student Finance and Records at (401) 254-4657.

Please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1144 or with questions about the enrollment or waiver process.


New students enrolling at the university for the 2023-24 academic year can access the waiver form once you have received your RWU Student ID, which is included in a separate mailing after their deposit has been received.

Problems with your RWU Student ID? Undergraduate and Graduate Students should contact the Registrar’s Office at (401) 254-3510, and Law Students should contact the Office of Student Finance & Records at (401) 254-4657.

If you have questions about the University Health Plans enrollment or waiver process, please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1144 or