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Office of International
Students and Scholars

Bicentennial Education Center 122
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: (504) 280-6021
Fax: (504) 280-7317

Email: oiss@uno.edu

 

 

International Student Insurance Requirements

The University of New Orleans requires international students in F and J immigration status to have medical insurance coverage. Charges for the University's insurance plan are automatically placed on students' bills each term. Students with their own coverage that meets the University's minimum requirements may request a waiver of the insurance fee by submitting the F- 1 or J-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation form (see links at bottom of page) to their insurance company for verification of coverage. The completed form then must be submitted to the Office of International Students and Scholars no later than the fifth class day of the term for Fall 2014 (08/26/2014). Late requests will not be accepted.

Dates of health insurance coverage must cover the student from at least the first day of classes to the last day of final exams for the semester in which the health insurance waiver is requested.

For the Summer 2014 semester, the dates of coverage must begin on or before 06/02/2014 and end on or after 07/29/2014.
For the Fall 2014 semester, the dates of coverage must begin on or before 08/20/2014 and end on or after 12/12/2014.

Additional information about the University insurance plan is available from Student Health Services at http://www.studenthealth.uno.edu/insurance and from the carrier, United Healthcare, at http://www.uhcsr.com .

Health Insurance Requirements

Visa Status Medical/Accident Coverage*

 

Repatriation Coverage Medical Evacuation Coverage Maximum Deductible** U.S. Based Claims Office
F-1/F-2 $50,000 per accident/illness OR $100,000 minimum aggregate $7,500 $10,000 $500 Required
J-1/J-2 $50,000 per accident/illness $7,500 $10,000 $500 Required

*Medical/Accident Coverage must include:

  • Emergency and non-emergency care (no emergency only policies will be accepted).
  • Maternity benefits coverage (regardless of gender) of 36 weeks gestation, labor and delivery. Please refer to the following website for sections 1681 and 1687 of Title IX of 1972 regarding equal treatment of male and female students http://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/titleix.htm .

** Maximum Deductible:

  • For multiple party plans, the maximum deductible is $500 per person, not to exceed $1,000.

PLEASE NOTE: The Insurance Coverage Evaluation form requires your insurance provider to indicate “Yes” or “No” for coverage on each requirement. If any requirement is marked “No”, except for repatriation and/or medical evacuation, the UNO health insurance charge will not be waived.

Please do not purchase a policy until the insurance company confirms the coverage meets all UNO requirements and that they will complete the form to verify coverage.

UNO insurance requirements are based on federal regulations and are subject to change.

Individuals whose insurance policies do not cover repatriation and/or medical evacuation must attach documentation of a separate policy providing this coverage in order to be approved for a waiver of the UNO insurance charge.

Each student approved for an insurance waiver is responsible for checking his or her fee bill to ensure the charges have been removed.

F-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form-Summer 2014 (click here)
F-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form-Fall 2014 (click here)

International students in F-1 status with a private insurance policy should print and mail or fax this form to the insurance company to be completed. The form must be signed by the student and submitted by mail, email, fax, or in person to the Office of International Students and Scholars, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, ED 122, New Orleans, LA 70148. Email: oiss@uno.edu ; Fax (504) 280-7317; Telephone (504) 280-6021. The deadline to request a waiver for Summer 2014 is 4:30 p.m on Thursday, June 5, 2014, and for Fall 2014 is 4:30 p.m on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Late forms will not be accepted.

J-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form-Summer 2014 (click here)
J-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form-Fall 2014 (click here)

International students in J-1 status with a private insurance policy should print and mail or fax this form to the insurance company to be completed. The form must be signed by the student and submitted by mail, email, fax, or in person to the Office of International Students and Scholars, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, ED 122, New Orleans, LA 70148. Email: oiss@uno.edu ; Fax (504) 280-7317; Telephone (504) 280-6021.The deadline to request a waiver for Summer 2014 is 4:30 p.m on Thursday, June 5, 2014, and for Fall 2014 is 4:30 p.m on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Late forms will not be accepted.

 

 

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