International students are required to provide evidence that they have health insurance that will cover them the entire time they are a student at the University of Dayton. As an international student, you are required to demonstrate coverage by completing a waiver.
HOW DO I COMPLETE THE WAIVER?
The waiver is a short survey that can be accessed through Porches. You will be asked to provide the name and policy number of your health insurance plan. If you do not have health insurance, please purchase is before accessing the waiver.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE WAIVER?
Log in to Porches. After logging in, a menu will appear on the left hand side of the scree. Click the third link on the menu, Flyers First (Academics), then look for the selection labeled 'International Health Insurance Waiver.'
WHEN MUST I DO THIS?
The deadline to submit this information is normally 3 to 4 weeks after classes start. A specific, final deadline will be communicated to you through your University email address.
If you fail to comply in time, you will be prevented from registering for classes next semester, which will result in the automatic termination of your I-20 and subsequently your immigration status.
WHERE CAN I GO TO FIND HEALTH INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?
Some popular international student health insurance providers are (click on the links to visit their websites):
The list above is provided as a courtesy and is in no way an endorsement. Students are free to choose a health insurance plan that best suits their needs.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS ALONG THE WAY?
Send your questions addressed to this email account: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Insurance Requirement & J-1 Exchange Visitors
All J-1 exchange visitors are required to have health insurance coverage in effect for themselves and any accompanying dependents for the duration of their status. The insurance policy must also provide coverage that includes “medical evacuation” and “repatriation of remains.” You may have health insurance coverage from your home country that will cover you in the U.S., but be sure to verify this. J-1 exchange visitors must have insurance that meets minimum requirements established by USCIS. These include:
- medical benefits of at least $50,000 for each accident or illness;
- “repatriation” benefits of at least $7,500 to send your remains to your home country should you die while you are in the U.S.; and
- “medical evacuation” benefits of at least $10,000 in case of injury and your doctor advises you to return home.
Unless a J-1 exchange visitor demonstrates comparable coverage, s/he will automatically be enrolled in the University's health insurance plan. If you possess health insurance that is comparable to the University’s, you may request to be excluded by completing a waiver form. Access the waiver >>