International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all international students enrolled at the University of Kansas, regardless of their course load.


Beginning in Fall 2013, insurance coverage will be automatically included in international student tuition bills, and students will no longer be required to make separate payment arrangements.

The University of Kansas Medical Center offers a health insurance policy for eligible students. This plan, selected for the Kansas regents schools by the State of Kansas, is offered through Student Resources and is underwritten by UnitedHealth Care Student Resources. International Students who wish to enroll in the United Healthcare plan will need to complete the attached form and email to studenthealthinsurance@kumc.edu. The form will be uploaded to UnitedHealth Care through a secure file.

Students will still be free to choose alternative insurance so long as their plan's coverage meets or exceeds the minimum requirements listed at the bottom of this page. Information regarding the waiver process and waiver form. Once the waiver has been approved, a refund credit will be posted to the student's account. Please check your student account to confirm your waiver processing status. If your waiver has been denied, you will receive an e-mail from our office with an explanation for the denial.

The intent of the insurance requirement for international students at the University of Kansas is continuous coverage during and between academic terms. 

If you have further questions after reading the information provided by this website, please contact our insurance coordinator at studenthealthinsurance@kumc.edu. The insurance coordinator may also be reached by phone at 913-588-6211.

Minimum Required Coverages

To obtain a waiver, students or scholars must present proof in the form of a signed certification that the conditions listed below have been met. This must be submitted with a copy of your insurance card and your policy's benefits summary page (in English).

  1. Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident
  2. Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per illness
  3. A deductible of $500 or less per individual, per policy year.
  4. Include inpatient and outpatient coverage for sickness and accidents
  5. Coverage of at least $10,000 for repatriation of remains
  6. Coverage of at least $15,000 for medical evacuation
  7. Your coverage must always begin on or before the first day of classes and must cover until the last day of the last month of classes.

We verify the above items by reviewing your benefits summary page, and insurance card. Additional documentation may be required if all items are not shown on the insurance card and benefits summary page.

Last modified: Dec 05, 2014
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