Provider CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Policy Year August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022
Plan Features
  • Fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Access to In Network providers whether at home, campus, or throughout the country through the CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield. PPO network.
  • Unlimited plan maximum benefit
  • No Annual deductible In-Network
  • Coverage at 80% In-Network & 60% Out-of-Network
  • In-Network Physician’s Office visits covered at 80% after a $15 copay
  • In-Network Preventive care services with no deductibles, copays or coinsurance
  • Prescription drug coverage with low copays
  • Pediatric Dental & Vision coverage up to age 19
  • Worldwide assistance services through Chubbs Insurance Company
  • A voluntary Dental Plan and a Voluntary Vision Plan is available to all students
Comprehensive Coverage for
  • Emergency Room visits
  • Inpatient/Outpatient hospitalization
  • Physicians visits
  • Lab work and tests
  • Preventive and Chronic Care Treatment
  • Unanticipated sickness and injury
  • Access to wellness information
  • Ability to add spouses/domestic partners and dependents
Rates for 2021-2022 Annual *Fall Spring/Summer Summer
Coverage Dates 8/1/2021 - 7/31/2022 8/1/2021 - 12/31/2021 1/1/2022 - 7/31/2022 5/1/2022 - 7/31/2022
Student $3,914 $1,643 $2,291 $993
Spouse/Partner $3,914 $1,643 $2,291 $993
Each Child+ $1,972 $834 $1,158 $507
All Children+ $3,944 $1,668 $2,316 $1,015
*Fall only coverage is only available to students in one-semester programs at the University. Students who graduate in December may contact before November 19, 2021 for a refund of the Spring/Summer portion once we verify your graduation
Personal Health Insurance Required Optional
Full Time Students (Graduate, Undergraduate, English Language Institute)
Part Time Students
Students of Model Secondary School for the Deaf
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, Gallaudet is no longer accepting Medicaid outside of the D.C., Maryland or Virginia as students who have had suspected cases of COVID-19 were not able to obtain medical support services. For this upcoming academic year, students who do not have health insurance or have out of area Medicaid, will be eligible to obtain the university student health plan through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
Accepted for Waiver Family/Parental Policy Medicare Policy Individual Policy
Not Accepted for Waiver Medicaid plans from outside D.C., Maryland or Virginia are not accepted. Out of area plans will not cover medical services outside of your home state.
Action Required If you have other insurance, it is essential that you waive the Gallaudet plan to avoid being charged the Annual Health Insurance fee. Even if you received a waiver last year, you are still required to do it again this year if you do not want to purchase the Gallaudet plan. Failure to provide comparable insurance information on the waiver form will result in automatic enrollment to the University plan for the entire policy year and will be added to your student account.
DEADLINES Fall Semester Spring Semester
Enroll or Waive by September 3, 2021 January 21, 2022


To complete the Online Health Insurance Decision form for the 2021-2022 policy year:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Account Home” on the left column under My Account, you will be redirected for authentication.
  3. Use your Gallaudet email and password to log in.
  4. Click on ‘Purchase Health Insurance/Waive Health Insurance’.
  5. Click the ‘I want to Purchase or I want to Waive’ button. If you want to waive, please have your health insurance card available as you’ll need information to complete the waiver information section
  6. Follow the instructions to complete the form.
  7. Print or write down your reference number. Receipt of this number confirms acceptance of your form.

*If a waiver form is not submitted by the deadline, you will remain enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan for the entire policy year.


You can contact your University representative, Sherri Necessary or Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk at 1-844-598-1939 or by visiting the Customer Service contact page at