International Student Health Insurance
At Bowling Green State University, we require our students to have health insurance – and all International Students, regardless of credit hours, are required by the University to enroll into the BGSU Student Health Insurance Plan, unless they meet one of the few exemptions.
How to Enroll
For the Fall 2021 Semester, student health insurance enrollment is now available and must be completed by 11:59 EDT on Aug. 1. If you do not enroll by the deadline, you will be auto-enrolled but we would prefer that you enroll yourself. This lets us know you understand you are enrolled in the insurance plan.
International Student Insurance Eligibility Requirements
Dependants | Students who are enrolled in the plan may also insure their dependants (spouse, domestic partner and children until the age of 26.) Eligible Dependents will need to enroll into and pay for the health plan directly through United Healthcare Student Resources.
Optional Practical Training Program | International students that are enrolled into an Optional Practical Training Program are eligible for BGSU student insurance coverage.
Please contact the Student Insurance Office for details at email@example.com for enrollment forms and for more information.
International Student Insurance Enrollment Exemptions
The majority of international health insurance plans are not accepted in the United States and/or Northwest Ohio, which is why you are not able to waive the plan on this web page.
You are required to enroll in the BGSU student health insurance plan by the semester deadline, unless they meet one of the following exemptions:
- Students with approved coverage that is provided by their government /embassy
- Students with approved coverage provided by a U.S. based employer
- Students who have coverage through approved policies
If you believe you meet one of these exemptions, you will need to contact the Student Insurance Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday-Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your health insurance card, BGSU student ID and health insurance policy information in order to complete a waiver.
IMPORTANT: No waivers will be accepted after the first day of classes.