Medical Insurance Requirements for International Students

Georgia Board of Regents Insurance Plan

2013/2014 Student Health Insurance Program

The University System of Georgia has contracted with United Health Care as the new vendor for student health insurance for the coming academic year 2012-2013. Student Health Insurance is required for nursing students, international students with an “F” or “J” visa, and students with a graduate assistantship. The following PDF file gives an overview of the premiums and benefits. At the present time, we do not have information as to procedures for requesting waivers, but will post the instructions as soon as they become available.

Mandatory Plan

All nursing students, graduate assistants, and international students with an “F” or “J” visa are required to enroll in the Mandatory Plan or request a waiver on-line through United Health Care. The health insurance premium will be added to your fee schedule. The rates for AY 13-14 are based on age groups and are listed on the following link:  

Waivers

Students in the mandatory groups will have the option to waive the student insurance if they have a pre-approved insurance plan. They can apply for a waiver on-line by visiting the United Health Care website. Approximately half way down the page is a link (Waiver Form). Click on this link and answer the questions regarding you current health insurance coverage

Please note that waivers are approved term by term so you must re-apply each term to confirm your information has not changed.

Enrollment

If you are required to have Student Health Insurance, you can enroll on-line by going to the United Health Care. Towards the bottom of the page you will see the following statement: "If you would like to confirm your enrollment and receive your health insurance card early, please click here.” Select the click here link and complete the information.


For a list of doctors in 20 miles radius from the Center for International Program's office please click here.

If you are a future or current international student that has more questions about health insurance please contact us.