Health insurance is a program that helps cover many medical expenses that can occur while you are in the United States. SIUe has secured a medical health insurance policy for all students holding F-1 visas. This is the only acceptable health insurance plan for international students attending SIUe. The International Insurance Committee coordinated the premium and plan benefits through Academic Health Plans at www.AHPCare.com/siue. You can view the brochure and benefit information online.
All F-1 visa students are assessed the medical insurance fee if they enroll in a least 1 credit hour with SIUe. The credit hour can be on campus or off campus. Students are automatically charged on their Bursar bill.
Students have the option of purchasing annual coverage for Fall and Spring/Summer coverage. The SIUe official policy is available for viewing at www.siue.edu/policies/1e1.shtml
Students in a F-1 status are required to have the SIUe student insurance unless:
They have another comparable policy from their sponsor that meets the insurance requirements in the SIUe policy.
They are sponsored by their home government.
Students who meet one of the above criteria, must contact the Health Service office and provide proof of comparable coverage during the semester's waiver period. The waiver period will be the first 10 days of each semester. During the waiver period, the student must complete the waiver request form in Health Service. Completing the waiver request form does not guarantee that the waiver will be accepted. Coverage will be verified & you will be notified of approval.
Students who are approved to waive the insurance must purchase Repatriation Insurance through Health Service, unless specifically included in a comparable plan.
Three doses are required
One must be within 10 years prior to enrollment
Tetanus Toxoid is NOT acceptable in fulfilling this requirement.
Two doses at least 28 days apart and after 12/31/67
Must be after 12 months of age
OR, a combination of the following:
RUBEOLA (Measles, Red Measles) - 2 doses after 12 months of age
MUMPS - 1 dose after 12 months of age
RUBELLA - 1 dose after 12 months of age
OR, positive titers confirming immunity (please attach lab report)
TB Skin Test 5 months prior to entering or upon arrival to SIUE
OR, a negative chest X-ray (please attach X-ray report)
OR, a negative Quantiferon Blood Test (please attach lab report)
Immunization records are being accepted for newly enrolled students and are due the 1st day of the term. If you are non-compliant, a HOLD will be placed on your ability to register for next semester. See Immunizations for further information. A fine of $25.00 will be levied the 4th week of the term if a student remains non-compliant.
Domestic students looking for health insurance that meets ACA requirements should visit here for information about our optional plan details.
Click here to read about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for College Students.
This is in no way affiliated or vetted through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Created by Megan Pabian
Coordinator of University Relations & Public Affairs
UCF Health Services
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Proof of insurance is required for International Students
See International Students for further information.