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Health Insurance

Information on health requirements and insurance can be found on the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Health Insurance page.

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

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 student’s K-State student account.

Student will have two options at this point:

  1. Students wanting to purchase the Basic International Student Plan through UHCSR will need to pay the enrollment fee through their KSIS account. ISSS will then provide enrollment information directly to UHCSR. 
  2. Students wanting to use health insurance coverage from an alternative provider will need to submit a waiver form through their KSIS accounts. As long as the alternative plan's coverage meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set by the Kansas Board of Regents, the waiver will be approved and the enrollment fee on your tuition account will be removed. Waivers must be submitted prior to the deadline. Notifications are sent routinely to inform students of the deadlines. Instructions on how to complete the waiver form can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/isss/students/health_insurance/Waiver%20Information.html.

You must complete the waiver form at the beginning of every semester.