Medical Insurance Policy Requirements for All Students
- All internationals are required to be enrolled in a health insurance plan. Students at UIC are automatically enrolled in Campus Care, a package of supplemental health benefits designed to provide care for accidents and illnesses. Campus Care covers health services not provided under the Health Service Fee. Dental, Vision and Hearing care are not included in Campus Care, however they do provide packages for these services at discounted prices.
- All students are charged for Medical Insurance, and a mandatory Health Service Fee will be assessed to your account. You will see this fee on your tuition bill. For questions regarding this fee, please contact Campus Care.
- Waivers: It may be possible to waive enrollment in Campus Care. Please see review the Waiver material on the Campus Care website.
Medical Insurance for Students after Graduation
Medical Insurance Policy Requirements for J-1 Students
In addition to Campus Care, J-1 Exchange Visitors (students) and their J-2 dependents must have health insurance that meets the minimum requirements as defined by the U.S. Department of State, at all times during the J program. Most J-1 students will need to purchase supplemental insurance to include medical evacuation and repatriation. Please see the J-1 insurance section of our website for additional information. Proof of insurance will need to be provided to OIS upon Check-in and with any request made at the OIS, if valid insurance with OIS is not on file for J-1 and all J-2 dependents. To update health insurance, fill out a J-1 Health Insurance Compliance Form and attach copies of valid health insurance documents for all J-1 and J-2s.
EXCHANGE VISITOR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
The U.S. Department of State requires medical insurance for all J-1 Exchange Visitors and their dependents. To maintain lawful status, J-1 visitors and their J-2 dependents must have health insurance that meets the minimum requirements as defined by the U.S. Department of State, at all times during the J program. J-1 Exchange Visitors sponsored by UIC are responsible for verifying that their health insurance meets these requirements. J-1 Exchange Visitors must bring proof of insurance to the Office of International Services (OIS) upon arrival. Failure to provide proof of insurance may result in the loss of the J-1 immigration status and termination in the Exchange Visitor program.
Note for students and those scholars paid by UIC: If you are eligible, or become eligible, for UIC health insurance, please be aware that UIC insurance plans do not include medical evacuation and repatriation for a foreign national being flown from the United States to his/her country. Therefore, supplemental insurance, to include medical evacuation and repatriation for the J-1 and his/her dependents, will need to be purchased in order to maintain lawful status. (See the section “Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Plans” below.)
Please note: Detailed insurance information will be sent with exchange visitor welcome and admissions packets.