Admitted International Students - Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Admitted International Students

International students are required to have health insurance while studying at Salve Regina and will be automatically enrolled in our insurance plan. Insurance helps pay for your medical bills. Without insurance, your medical expenses may be overwhelming. While the U.S. government does help non-citizens with medical bills, you must have purchased insurance prior to being sick.

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Apply for a Waiver

If you wish to waive Salve Regina's health insurance plan, you must complete a waiver form prior to the first day of classes. To waive our plan, follow these steps:

  • Research your insurance options (listed below)
  • Purchase a 12-month policy (Please note: Exchange students who are attending Salve Regina for one semester may choose a policy that covers them only for the period of their program and stay in the U.S.)
  • Complete the waiver request form

The waiver request form must be submitted by the time you arrive in the United States. If you do not submit the waiver by the start of classes, you will be automatically enrolled in Salve Regina's health insurance plan and the fee will remain on your student account.

Other Insurance Plans

If you wish to waive Salve Regina's health insurance plan, you must purchase and provide proof of an alternative plan. You are required to have health insurance as part of your status as an international student. It is important to consider the type of coverage that will be needed and who will be included on the plan.

Policy costs vary depending on coverage. For example, some policies exclude coverage of pregnancies, or coverage for care received in your home country. Before choosing a plan, carefully consider your personal and family health needs and weigh them against each insurance option. Some policies are listed for consideration below.