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Health Insurance for International Students

2014/15 Academic Year

International students are automatically enrolled in the health insurance policy which is approved by UWM. Health insurance is mandatory. Students may not substitute other insurance policy coverage for the UWM approved insurance coverage.   

1. You will have a charge on your university PAWS account each semester for health insurance.

a. Fall 2014 from August 5, 2014 to January 25, 2015 for $681 (August 2014 tuition bill)
b. Spring 2015 from January 26, 2015 to May 25, 2015 for $469 (January 2015 tuition bill)
c. If you will be remaining in the United States over Summer 2015 (May 26-August 4) you must purchase health insurance during this period for $277. Summer health insurance charges will not show up on your PAWS account so you will have to be responsible for purchasing summer health insurance through the Student Assurance website on your own.

2. The mandatory insurance coverage meets the federal government Affordable Care Act requirements and the University of Wisconsin System Policy.

3. If you have a assistantship and are enrolled in the UWM employee health insurance provided through the UWM benefits office you will be able to have the charges removed when you show proof of your UWM health insurance & a completed Global Emergency Services enrollment form, which will be available in the ISSS office. The ISSS office will submit the completed GES enrollment forms to the insurance company. The costs for the evacuation & repatriation benefits through Global Emergency Services will be $80.00 for the entire year (2014/15).

If you have any questions, please email your questions to Che Huewitt