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8.0. Mandatory Health Insurance for International Students

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Effective Date: 5-21-96

Revision Date: 6-17-03

UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT 

All international students with an F or J VISA STATUS and their accompanying dependents shall be required to carry health insurance during the semesters in which they are enrolled at Eastern Michigan University.  Eastern Michigan University will allow these international students to present proof of equivalent insurance coverage complying with the expected standard of coverage during a specified waiver period each semester. 

 

UNIVERSITY PRACTICE 

University practices for implementing this policy include:

  1. Registration will identify international students with an F or J visa status.  This will automatically require them to carry the mandatory student health insurance.   
  2. A health insurance premium will be assessed on the student's account for each semester the student will be enrolled.  Students who do not enroll in classes for a specific semester are informed that they must purchase the insurance directly if they wish to continue on the policy.  
  3. Students will be allowed to present proof of equivalent insurance coverage complying with the expected standard of coverage.  Students requesting a waiver will be required to submit a 'Waiver Application for the Student Health Insurance' along with an English translation of their insurance policy for review and approval by the waiver deadline. Waiver reviews will be administered by the Insurance Office, University Health Services

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATON 

The Vice President for Student Affairs has the overall responsibility for implementation of this policy. 

The Office of Admissions and the Office of International Students are primarily responsible for notification to new students regarding the Mandatory Health Insurance Policy and requirements. University Health Services is primarily responsible for implementation and daily administration of this policy.  

The Student Accounting Office is responsible for assessment and collection of the health insurance premium. 

 

SCOPE OF POLICY COVERAGE

This policy applies to all international students with an F or J visa status and their accompanying dependents during the semester in which they are enrolled at Eastern Michigan University.

 

Authority for Creation and Revision

Minutes of the Board of Regents, May 21, 1996, para. .5103M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, June 17, 2003, para. .6132M.