Office of International Programs
Health Insurance for International Students
International exchange students are required by federal law to hold adequate health insurance for the duration of their studies. SOU automatically enrolls all international students in an affordable health insurance policy that includes both basic and supplemental plans. Currently, the basic plan is $65 per term, and the supplemental plan is $306 per term. These charges are automatically applied to your student account each term. Students can apply for an insurance waiver only if their home country provides medical coverage that meets or exceeds the amounts required by law, or if the SOU policy does not cover an existing condition or major medical illness.
Any dependents who will be coming to the US with an SOU international student are also required to hold the SOU insurance policy. Currently, the charges for a spouse are $793 per term, and the charges for a child are $423 per child per term. If you will be bringing any dependents with you, please contact the International Student Advisor.
Please review the 2011-12 SOU International Medical Plan Brochure to better understand your coverage. If you have any questions about the benefits included in your plan, feel free to call Gallagher Koster's Customer Service at (800) 466-7103.
For eligibility and enrollment questions or to print a temporary ID card, please visit www.gallagherkoster.com/sou or call Gallagher Koster's Customer Service at (800) 466-7103.
For claims questions or to review claims status, please visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com or call Aetna Student Health at (866) 746-6588.