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Scholar Health Insurance Requirements

 To apply for the OISS WSU Scholar Health Insurance log on to http://www.studentinsurance.com/Apps/Schools/Default.aspx?ID=351 and click the enroll link that pertains to you.

Informational Flyers:

Understanding the Scholar Health Insurance Requirement
How to Use Your AIG Student Health Insurance Plan

 


IMPORTANT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION

The U.S. Department of State regulations (22 C.F.R § 62.14) requires all J exchange visitors to have health insurance for the entire duration of their DS-2019. Any J-1 exchange visitor who willfully or negligently does not purchase health insurance for themselves and/or their family will be terminated from the WSU Exchange Visitor program.

All J-1 visiting scholars and their J-2 dependents must purchase the OISS international health insurance plan currently provided by AIG Student Health.
 
We do not accept Travel Insurance. Do not purchase health insurance in your home country because in most instances it will not meet the Wayne State University Health Insurance Standards, which are compliant with the U.S. Federal Health Care Reform Law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Do not ask us to violate either the federal regulations that govern your visa status or federal PPACA law by accepting your health insurance plan that does not meet these requirements.
 

REPATRIATION & MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE IS REQUIRED

WSU requires repatriation and medical evacuation coverage for all international students and scholars, except Commuting Canadian Students. Therefore, scholars employed at WSU and covered by a WSU employee health insurance plan, must purchase the OISS WSU International Health Insurance Program’s repatriation and medical evacuation benefit for the duration of their DS-2019. The annual cost of repatriation and medical evacuation is $26.00 and can be purchased online through AIG at: http://www.studentinsurance.com/Apps/Schools/Default.aspx?ID=351.

CANADIAN J-1 STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

J-1 Canadian Students and Scholars can no longer use their OHIP as proof of health insurance coverage. OHIP does not provide adequate coverage while here in the U.S, and does not meet the Department of State health insurance requirements and is not PPACA compliant. All J-1 Canadian students and scholars must purchase the OISS WSU health insurance currently provided by AIG insurance. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AS IT FAILS TO MEET HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.

To enroll in the OISS WSU International Student Health Insurance, administered by AIG, log on to http://www.studentinsurance.com/Apps/Schools/Default.aspx?ID=351 and click the enroll link that pertains to you.

* PAYMENT OPTIONS * PAYMENT OPTIONS *

Unless otherwise noted, payments are made directly to AIG, on-line, during the enrollment process. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.