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HEALTH INSURANCE FAQs
  • Do I need health insurance?

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all international students on F and J visas enrolled at Kansas State University, regardless of their course load.

 

  • How do I enroll for the K-State endorsed health insurance plan?

Upon registering for courses each semester, all international students on F and J visas will be automatically enrolled for health insurance coverage with United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR). The enrollment fee for this health insurance will be automatically assessed to each international student’s tuition bill.

 

  • I already have health insurance and do not wish to purchase health insurance from Kansas State, what can I do to remove the charges from my account?

You will need to make sure that the alternative plan fulfills ALL minimum requirements set by the Kansas Board of Regents. After confirming adequate coverage you will need to fill out the waiver form. This must be done BEFORE the deadline for each semester. More information on the health insurance waiver requirements can be found here

 

  • What is the health insurance waiver form?

Once an international student enrolls for classes, he or she is automatically charged a health insurance fee on his or her KSIS account. The health insurance waiver form is used by students who do not wish to purchase the K-State endorsed health insurance plan. The waiver form is verification that you have purchased alternative, qualifying health insurance coverage. The waiver form must be submitted before the waiver deadline each semester. If the waiver is approved, the insurance charge will be removed from your account. More information on the waiver process can be found here.

 

  • Where can I find the health insurance waiver form?

Beginning in Fall 2017, the waiver will be administered by the company ECI Services. All students, once enrolled for a given semester will receive an email to their k-state email address from ECI. Students must follow the instructions in the email to complete the waiver. The email from ECI will look like the below image. 

ECI email 

 

  • How long will it take to have the fee removed from my account once I submit the waiver?

After you submit the waiver, please allow at least 7 business days for the fee to be removed from your account. Many times this process can take longer.

GTA/GRA/GA students should be aware that if their enrollment in the GTA/GRA/GA insurance is delayed past the start of the semester, is can take between 4 and 6 weeks to remove the fee.  

 

  • How will I know the waiver was approved?

If your waiver is denied, you will receive notification from of the denial from ECI Services and the charge will remain on your account. 


  • I am a GTA/GRA/GA, do I need to fill out the waiver form?

Graduate students who enroll and submit payment for the GTA/GRA/GA health insurance plan DO NOT have to fill out the waiver form and will have the fee removed from your tuition account. The fee removal can take time, if the fee is still not your KSIS account 7 business days after you have submitted payment contact ISSS.

Graduate students who have a .5 GTA/GRA/GA (or any combination of the three to equal .5) appointment and wish to purchase the UHCSR Graduate Student coverage must enroll online. It is your responsibility to enroll in the health insurance. For information on accessing the online enrollment for the GTA/GRA/GA health insurance, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/health/gradhealth.html

 

 

  • I am a GTA/GRA/GA, how do I enroll in the GTA/GRA/GA insurance plan?

Graduate students who have a .5 GTA/GRA/GA (or any combination of the three to equal .5) appointment and wish to purchase the UHCSR Graduate Student coverage must enroll online. It is your responsibility to enroll in the health insurance. This enrollment must be done each semester, as soon as you know you will have an appointment.

For information on accessing the online enrollment for the GTA/GRA/GA health insurance, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/health/gradhealth.html

Graduate students who enroll and submit payment for the GTA/GRA/GA health insurance plan DO NOT have to fill out the waiver form and will have the fee removed from your tuition account. The fee removal can take time, if the fee is still not your KSIS account 7 business days after you have submitted payment contact ISSS.


  • I am a GTA/GRA/GA, I have not received the link to pay for health insurance. What do I do?

GTA/GRA/GA health insurance enrollment is a three step process. First the online enrollment referenced in the above question, must be completed each semester. The second step is to ensure that all hiring paperwork has been completed and submitted by your hiring department to Human Capitol Services (HCS). Please check with your hiring department before contacting ISSS or HCS. If both step one and step two have been completed, your application must be approved by HCS. This is the final step. Only after your application is approved will you get the payment link. Please contact HCS directly at (785) 532-6277 if you are awaiting application approval. 

 

  • I am a sponsored student and I already have insurance from my sponsor (government, embassy, and other parties). Do I need to fill out the waiver form?

All sponsored students are REQUIRED to contact the Sponsored Student Program Coordinator about their insurance needs. The Sponsored Student Program Coordinator will work directly with ISSS to get your fee removed.