Health Insurance for International Students
Health care in the United States is expensive and the individual is responsible for paying the medical costs. The government does not pay for it. Having health insurance protects the individual by helping pay the medical expenses if he/she should become ill or be involved in an accident. For these reasons, all international students studying in North Dakota are required by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) to purchase the North Dakota state-mandated health insurance policy.
Below please find the health insurance rates for the 2014-15 academic year.
International students will be charged on their student account automatically upon enrollment.
Students who graduate in December will have coverage through December 31, 2014. Continuing students will have no gap in coverage and their policy will continue through January and beyond with no gap between policies. New Spring 2015 students will have coverage beginning as of January 1.
You are enrolled on a semester-by-semester basis. Do not enroll yourself online through the UHSCR website. If you are an international student, you will be enrolled automatically by the International Student and Study Abroad Services office in mid-late January.
You are required to pay the premium to your campus, in full, no later than the end of the sixth week of a regular fall or spring term. (See NDUS Procedure 505 for more information). If you have a spouse and/or dependent(s) whom you wish to enroll, their premium must be paid directly, in full, to UnitedHealthcare once enrollment is finalized.
For more information, please see the following information on the NDUS website: https://www.ndus.edu/students/ship/
No later than October 1, 2014
Wednesday, September 3. If this date has passed and you are in F or J status, you will not be eligible for a comparable coverage waiver. If your situation remains the same, you can consider applying for a waiver for the Spring 2015 semester.
Spring 2015/Summer 2015 combined
No later than February 18, 2015
Contact UnitedHealthcare StudentResources
Customer Service: 1-877-433-6667
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) insurance plan
International Students will be automatically enrolled by the NDSU Office of International Programs on a semester basis as they continue to be enrolled at NDSU. Students will receive an email from UnitedHealthcare when their ID card is ready to be downloaded.
--UHCSR coverage-related documents
"My Account" Message Center - instructions
**Please note the plan utilizes the "UHC Options PPO" network. Click here for an excel list of in-network providers by city in North Dakota.
--Previous Spring 2014/Summer 2014 documents
- Spring 2015 Waiver Information
- The deadline for requesting a Spring 2015 waiver is January 22.
- For general information on waivers, and waivers for students in H status, please click here for more information on the waiver process.
- Waivers for U.S. Permanent Resident (greencard) holders or US Citizens: Please drop off a copy of your Permanent Resident Card or U.S. Passport at the OIP in Memorial Union 116 and the future charge on your account will be removed.