The Affordable Care Act requires all US citizens to have medical insurance, as a Gonzaga student you have several choices when it comes to medical insurance. One key factor in your decision is whether you are claimed as a tax dependent on your parent’s tax return. As a tax dependent you can remain on your parent’s medical plan until age 26.
If there is no option to remain under a parents plan you can enroll either the Summit student insurance plan or you may qualify for free or reduced cost plans through the Washington State Benefit Exchange.
For our students that are not IRS tax dependents you can choose between the Summit student plan or you can shop for coverage using the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange.
This website www.wahealthplanfinder.org will let you shop for free or low cost insurance depending on your family size and income. Since you are a Gonzaga Student you are considered to be a Washington State resident regardless of what State you call home.
Health insurance can be very complicated so it is recommended that you discuss your options with a trained individual that specializes in working with your unique situation.
For more information regarding your insurance needs please contact one of our representatives below.
Curt Fackler at Better Health Together 509-321-7503 Washington State Exchange
Debbie Burgin at Ascension 1-913-742-7455 Summit Student Insurance
Lisa Schwartzenburg at Gonzaga Benefits Manager 509-313-5861 general questions