Health Insurance Waiver Form
Health Insurance FAQs
Health Insurance Claim Form All international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa and registered for at least 1 unit (this includes undergraduate, graduate, and law students) will be automatically enrolled in and have their accounts billed for the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan.
Students enrolled for classes in the fall semester will have insurance coverage from mid-August to mid-January. Students enrolled in the spring semester will have insurance coverage from mid-January to mid-August.
International students should not purchase insurance from their
home countries, as it will not meet the University's requirement.
International Students who are able to prove that they have health coverage
equal or better to
the University-sponsored plan under a United States-domiciled health
insurance company may waive the health insurance requirement in person at the Health Promotion Services office (UC Fifth Floor) to ensure that their health insurance policy meets the insurance requirement established
by USF policies and United States federal government regulations for
international students and scholars.
Health Insurance plan must meet all the following requirements:
- Policy must be in English
- Policy must
be underwritten by a United States-domiciled (United States-based)
benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness.
no greater than $500 per accident or illness.
evacuation minimum of $10,000 in coverage.
minimum of $7,500 in coverage.
conditions must be covered after a reasonable waiting period.
provision for co-payment that does not exceed 25%.
cannot exclude benefits for perils inherent to the activities of the program in
which the visitor participates.
The last day to apply for a waiver is 7 days prior to the University census date for each semester. If the waiver is approved, the student's account will be credited accordingly. Students are expected to maintain comparable health insurance coverage at all times during their waiver period.
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