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Mandatory Health Insurance

Mandatory Health Insurance

As indicated on your I-20 form, all students must carry valid health insurance at all times. All F1 students are automatically enrolled in a mandatory, basic insurance policy at the time of course registration.  During periods of non-enrollment (i.e. summer break) students may purchase gap coverage if they remain in the United States.


Useful Links for Understanding Health Insurance in the United States
  • This link will direct you to a general, but useful, article on choosing an insurance plan.
  • This link will direct you to a web site that explains medical insurance terminology. It is important to understand the terms in order to fully understand the policy being offered.
  • Read about the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandates and their applicability to international students.