Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 11/1/1968

Revised: 7/1/2016

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SSM 106–04: Insurance Requirements for International Students

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To ensure medical and accident coverage for international students

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Health Services
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International Students and Scholars Center
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Degree-seeking international students and exchange students with F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status are required to have insurance that includes repatriation/medical evacuation coverage as well as insurance coverage for illness and accident before being permitted to complete the registration process. This coverage must meet or exceed coverage provided by the Arizona Board of Regents Student Health Insurance Plan. Students must maintain required health insurance coverage throughout enrollment at the university, including periods during the summer when students are not registered. In limited circumstances, students may qualify for an insurance exemption. Details about coverage and exemptions are available at ASU Health Services.

NOTE: No exemptions will be granted after the second week of classes.


If ASU Business Services (SBS) bills your sponsor for your university expenses and your are a J1 or F1 visa holder and your sponsor is on the approved sponsor list found on health services website, you will be automatically exempt from being enrolled in the Arizona Board of Regents Student Health Insurance Plan for the current semester. Health Services reviews and amends the approved sponsor list each semester.

Students who have adequate health insurance by definition may purchase separate medical evacuation/repatriation insurance to meet the standard. This must be maintained while enrolled at ASU. Refer to the Health Services website for the current list of medical benefits offered by the student health insurance plan for comparison.

For Additional Information

For further information, see the ASU Health Services website

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