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