All F-1 students are required by immigration regulations to maintain a US health insurance policy. Anderson University will include the price of the insurance on the tuition bill each semester. The cost of the insurance is $771.00 per semester for the 21/22 academic year.
Medical insurance is mandatory and all international students are charged this fee along with their tuition and fees. The medical insurance for F1 students cannot be waived and is required for all students.
Medical insurance is important for all international students because the medical system in the United States is not socialized. For those students who have medical insurance from your home country, you are still required to purchase and maintain a health insurance plan purchased from a company within the US. Hospitals and doctors in the United States do not have to honor international insurance plans, even if you are fully covered by your home country’s insurance plan. Therefore, all international students must pay for this health insurance, which will be included in their tuition bill each semester.
There are no exceptions to this policy since all F-1 students are required to have medical insurance for immigration compliance. Anderson University also has a comprehensive Health Service office called Thrive, which services the entire campus with minor ailments. Therefore, for any minor illness or sickness, the professionals at Thrive can normally help you. However, medical insurance is required to cover doctor’s visits and other medical treatments.
Even if you have medical insurance from your home country, you will be billed for mandatory health insurance at Anderson University while you are enrolled at Anderson University. There are no exceptions to the mandatory health insurance policy.
For fall 2021 coverage is from 7/1/21 to 12/31/21 and for the spring semester coverage is from 1/1/22 to 6/30/22.
Anderson University Contacts
For medical insurance inquires, questions, and claims assistance, please contact:
W. Ed Duvall, MS, AT, CWPC
Executive Director of University Wellness
For international student support and university partners:
Ann Margaret J. Themistocleous, M.Ed., PDSO
Director, Center for Global Engagement
For student account and billing inquiries, please contact:
Director of Anderson Central and Student Accounts
Student GeoBlue Resources
The medical insurance for the 21/22 year will be sponsored by GeoBlue. International students can access an electronic copy of their id card at: GeoBlue ID Card