NOTE: The waiver deadline for the upcoming Spring Semester is February 1st, 2014.
Domestic Waiver Requirements:
Insurance deductible is U.S. $1000 or less
If higher than $1000, is it a Group Plan, Health Savings Account (HSA) OR
Health Revenue Account (HRA) (Circle one)
If individual deductible is higher than $1000, with no HSA/ HRA or group plan, please contact the
Student Insurance Office at (419) 372-7495
Insurance provides at least U.S. $500,000 coverage per covered illness or injury
Insurance provides at least U.S. $500,000 coverage towards prescription medications
Insurance provides at least U.S. $500,000 coverage for inpatient and outpatient treatment of mental and nervous disorders including drug & alcohol-related conditions. Policies that treat mental
and nervous disorders as any other illness are acceptable
Insurance coverage treats pregnancy/maternity as any other illness
Insurance provides coverage for medically necessary inpatient and outpatient services locally
Out of pocket maximum of $10,000 or less.
Emergency only care, does not satisfy this requirement
International Waiver Requirements:
Please contact the Student Insurance Office prior to purchasing an insurance plan other than BGSU for approval.
International Students taking one or more credit hours are required by the University to enroll into the BGSU/United Health Care Student Plan, with the exception of students that are fully sponsored under a select international organization (Example: Fulbright Scholarships), approved coverage provided by their government or embassy, or coverage provided by a U.S. based employer. These students will need to come to the Student Insurance Office, with their health insurance card and student ID in order to complete a waiver form. The waiver must be submitted prior to the published waiver deadline in order to be accepted. If a waiver is not submitted prior to the published deadline, the student will be responsible to pay for the health insurance premium amount that is on their student account.
Minimum Requirement Checklist for International Student Health Insurance Waiver
1. My policy is backed by my Government, Embassy, International Organization or I am insured through a U.S. based employer.
a. Annual deductible of U.S. $500 or less
b. An out-of-pocket maximum of U.S. $10,000 or less
c. Provide at least U.S. $500,000 coverage per covered illness or injury
d. Provide at least U.S. $500,000 coverage for inpatient and outpatient treatment of mental and nervous disorders including drug & alcohol-related conditions
e. Provide at least U.S. $500,000 coverage towards prescription medications
f. Treat pregnancy/maternity as any other illness
g. Provide coverage for medically necessary inpatient and outpatient services locally
h. Repatriation of Remains U.S. $7,500 minimum
i. Medical evacuation U.S. $10,000 minimum
International waivers can be obtained at the Student Insurance Office.
Student Insurance Office
Suite 202, Falcon Health Center
Bowling Green, OH 43402
The Student Insurance Office has moved to the 2nd floor of the new Falcon Health Center facility, Suite 202