International insurance information
Federal and state laws require that international students with an F-1 Student Visa maintain adequate health insurance while attending Eastern Florida State College. While many other countries bear the expense of health care for their residents, individuals in the United States are responsible for these expenses themselves. A single day of hospitalization can cost thousands of dollars. A good insurance policy gives you access to excellent medical facilities and provides protection against the enormous costs of health care.
Health insurance is not an option – it is a requirement. Students who do not show proof of health insurance will not be allowed to register for classes or continue enrollment.
All F-1 International Students must be insured under the college-endorsed health insurance plan. Please see the box below for premium rates based on your age and the semester in which you begin classes. Premium rates are subject to change each academic year.
|Premiums for 2017-2018||Fall 2017 Start Date||Spring 2018 Start Date||Summer 2018 Start Date|
|Ages 24 & under||$730.00||$452.00||$186.00|
|Ages 41 & over||$5,513.00||$3,415.00||$1,406.00|
|August 15, 2017 - August 14, 2018||January 1, 2018 - August 14, 2018||May 14, 2018 - August 14, 2018|
The requirement that you purchase the college-endorsed health insurance plan may be waived only if you have comparable insurance that is valid in the U.S. Submit one of the completed forms below to provide proof of alternate insurance.
International Student Health Insurance Waiver Request Form – This form must be completed and signed by insurance company representative.