Purchasing Mandatory Health Insurance

All F-1 visa holders are required to purchase health insurance and maintain coverage for the duration of their stay in the U.S.

International students are required to have health insurance coverage at all times while in the United States to maintain their immigration status.

To assist you, the Middle Tennessee State University has partnered with Lewermark, a company specializing in health insurance for international students. All MTSU international students not sponsored by their home government will automatically be enrolled in the MTSU international student insurance plan. 

Things to remember

  • You must maintain health insurance coverage while you are in the US, even if you are not taking classes, for example, during the summer;
  • Failure to maintain this coverage could subject you to be reported as out of status, which could result in deportation;
  • If you have dependents with you, you must provide coverage for them as long as they are in the US, as well;
  • You must keep International Admission (Peck Hall 208) updated with copies of your policy and insurance cards at the beginning of each academic year. Failure to do so will result in a registration hold;
  • With or without insurance, you are responsible for the full costs of your medical expenses, including co-pays and deductibles;
  • You should visit Health Services on campus for all your medical needs. If you need medical attention they cannot provide, they can help you find the proper attention off campus. They can often ensure that you visit a doctor within your insurance policy's list of approved providers;
  • You should always contact your insurance company prior to visits to doctors and hospitals off campus to ensure your insurance will cover those expenses, and;
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