Students are asked to provide a photocopy of their health insurance card (front and back) to Health Services for our records. This can help student's receive prompt treatment in cases when medication or lab work is required at the Health Center. Students also should have a copy of their insurance card with them at all times. Before coming to campus, verify your insurance coverage in the Appleton area.
Send the photocopy to:
Lawrence University Health Services
711 East Boldt Way SPC 3
Appleton, WI 54911
A reminder: Whenever you (or your family) receive an updated health insurance card, please send a photocopy of the new card to Health Services.
All international students will be automatically enrolled in Lawrence's student insurance plan. If you choose not to use this insurance plan, students must complete a waiver with International Student Services and have proof of health insurance coverage. Please refer to the International Student Health page for more information. If international students have any questions about insurance, please contact our Associate Dean of Students for International Student Services, Leah McSorley.
Domestic students are not automatically enrolled in an insurance plan. Domestic students are required by the government to be enrolled in a health insurance plan unless you qualify for an exemption from the law. This means that if you file taxes and do not have a qualified health insurance plan, you may be required to pay a tax penalty. Domestic students interested in the enrolling in the student insurance can enroll directly through the servicing agent, Consolidated Health Plans (CHP). More information about other insurance plans can be found at HealthCare.gov.
Lawrence University works closely with a servicing agent that provides student health insurance plans. Please see Consolidated Health Plans website for information regarding enrollment and plan coverage.
The 2018-2019 health insurance plan is expected to updated on the CHP website by July 1st. Next academic year's plan will look very similar to the current year's.
- Key Insurance Terms and Definitions
- Advanced Glossary of Insurance Terms: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
- Guide to U.S. Health Care for Students with Global Backgrounds
- 2017 Presentation Healthcare and Insurance for Lawrence International Students
- Video Overview of U.S. Healthcare System
The best way to get answers regarding your insurance coverage is to call the customer service phone number and ask. Students should have their insurance card on hand when calling.