Health Insurance for F1 and J1 students
Health insurance is required of all F-1 and J-1 international students. When you register for classes you will automatically be enrolled in our UST Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan) and billed $1,149 for fall semester and $1,581 for the spring/summer semester. Coverage for fall term is from August 15, 2014, through January 14, 2015, and coverage for spring term is January 15, 2015, through August 14, 2015. The insurance will assist in paying for accident and illness expenses that may arise while you are attending the UST.
Dental and optical care is not covered under the health insurance plan in the U.S., so we strongly urge you to get dental and optical work done before you leave home. Students do have the opportunity to purchase dental and vision discount programs.
Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan
Some Highlights of the 2014-2015 plan include:
- 100% coverage for care received at UST Health Services
- No deductible for care received at UST Health Services
- Unlimited maximum benefit
- Coverage includes sports-related injuries
- Prescription coverage plan ($15 co-pay for generics; $45 co-pay for formulary; $75 co-pay for non-formulary)
- Access to local and national preferred providers
- Access to Dental, Vision, Fitness, and alternative Health Care Discount Programs
- Travel Assistance Service and Worldwide Medical Coverage while studying abroad
- 24 hour nurse telephone line
If you have questions about this plan, please contact the UST Student Health Insurance Office at 651-962-6752 or at email@example.com. You may also review Aetna Student Health's website at www.aetnastudenthealth.com.
J-1 international students are not eligible to waive the UST-sponsored plan due to Department of State requirements.
F-1 international students who want to waive the UST-sponsored health insurance plan should submit their U.S.-based health insurance information (must meet the minimum coverage requirements listed below) via Murphy Online at: https://banner.stthomas.edu
Fall: We will accept waive requests for Fall 2014 term from July 7, 2014, through September 30, 2014. However, in order to allow time for questions, we strongly encourage you to request your waiver by September 15, 2014.
Spring: We will accept waive requests for Spring 2015 term from January 1, 2015, through February 28, 2015. However, in order to allow time for questions, we strongly encourage you to request your waiver by February 14, 2015.
If your waive request is approved, you will still be enrolled in and billed $36/semester for an evacuation and repatriation plan.
The alternative policy must adhere to minimum essential benefits as outlined in the US Affordable Care Act. The alternative policy must:
Be written in English and converted to U.S. dollar values
Be a U.S.-based insurance company with a U.S. claim address
Provide unlimited coverage per accident or illness
Have a deductible no greater than $2,000 per condition
Cover pre-existing conditions
Treat pregnancy/maternity as any other illness
Provide continuous coverage during academic semesters and University breaks and vacation periods (including Winter break, J-term and summer break)
Monday through Thursday:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
(Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clinic will close at 12:00 PM
Clinic will close at 3:00 PM
Clinic will open at 1:00 PM
(closed 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM for staff training)
Lower level of Brady Residence Hall on the St. Paul Campus