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Required Health Insurance

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Required Health Insurance

Federal and state laws require that international students (F-1 and J-1) maintain adequate health insurance while attending the University of New Haven.

  • Immunization and Health Examination Report. You are required to have this form completed by a doctor in your home country before your arrival to the University of New Haven.  You must bring this form with you to UNH. 
  • If you are eligible and plan to waive the University of New Haven health insurance plan, you must ensure that your alternate health insurance plan meets all minimum requirements. 

UNH Health Insurance

New International Undergraduate Students

All full-time undergraduate students at UNH are charged for UNH health insurance. If you already have health coverage and wish to waive the coverage UNH is offering you, you will be required to submit a waiver confirming you have existing coverage and wish to decline UNH coverage.

DEADLINE: You must waive UNH health insurance by August 28, 2015.

New International Graduate Students

All full-time international graduate students at UNH are charged for UNH health insurance. The cost of this insurance is $1,315.00. The cost for adding a dependent is $1,315.00 per dependent.  If you want to accept UNH health insurance, no action is necessary. If you do not opt out by the date specified below, you will be automatically enrolled.

If you already have health coverage and wish to waive the coverage UNH is offering you, you will be required to submit a waiver confirming you have existing coverage and wish to decline UNH coverage.

DEADLINE: You must waive UNH health insurance by August 28, 2015.

Specific J-1 Insurance Requirements

You and your family are required by federal law to have specific amounts of sickness and accident insurance for the duration of your program.

A new rule effective May 15, 2015 states the minimum coverage requirements for that insurance (as shown below). Incoming exchange visitors, and exchange visitors currently at the University of New Haven, must comply with the new rule.

Be aware that you and any accompanying spouse and dependent(s) also may be subject to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

This table shows the figures in the new rule.
Item New Rule (effective May 15, 2015)
Medical benefits $100,000
Repatriation of remains $25,000
Medical evacuation $50,000
Deductible per accident or illness $500

What do I need to do to complete Step 7?
  • Review the information above regarding UNH Health Insurance.
  • If you already have health insurance, and wish to decline the UNH Health Insurance, click the "Waive Insurance" sign below to go to an external site to waive UNH's coverage. The external site will open in a new window.
  • If you want to accept UNH health insurance, no action is necessary. If you do not opt out by the deadline, you will be automatically enrolled.
  • Once you have taken action on UNH Health Insurance, return to this page and click the sign below to advance to Step 8.
Click here to go back to Step 6Click here to waive UNH health insuranceClick here to go forward to Step 8
  1. Questions?

    If you have questions about UNH health insurance, please contact the Bursar's Office at bursar@newhaven.edu or (203) 932-7217.

  1. Not ready to complete this step?

    You may skip ahead using the navigation in the box, or go back to the Road Map for New International Students.