The 2013/14 FAU insurance plan is currently being updated and will be available for purchase at a later date. At this time, students who have MM registration holds and wish to remove them in order to register for fall 2013 courses must complete a Conditional Registration Form to acknowledge that they understand and plan to comply with the international student requirement. Please contact Student Health Services (Shellie Almond, email@example.com or Udine Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain the form or to ask questions about the process. Students who plan to purchase a different insurance plan must submit the 2013/2014 Alternate Compliance Insurance Form (AICF) to Student Health Services.
International Student Health Insurance Requirements
All international students, scholars, and interns wishing to enroll at Florida Atlantic University must be have medical insurance coverage which meets the guidelines set by the Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.009 and FAU Regulation 4.009. Misrepresenting or willfully failing to maintain appropriate medical insurance coverage will result in serious consequences for the student.
Students, scholars and interns fall into one of two categories: F1 and J1 Students Enrolled in Courses or J1 and J2 Students Not Enrolled in Courses. Please refer to your appropriate category below for more information.
F1 and J1 Students Enrolled in Courses:
Student Health Services monitors health insurance for all F1 and J1 students.
There are two ways students can comply with the health insurance requirement:
Student Health Services are responsible for removing insurance holds (MM holds) for international students in F1 and J1 status. Students who are not in F1 or J1 status but have an MM hold on their account should contact Student Health Services to request the appropriate change.
J1 and J2 Visa Holders Not Enrolled in Courses:
International Student and Scholars Services monitors health insurance compliance for all other J1 and J2 visa holders who are not enrolled for courses. This includes:
All J exchange visitors are required by FAU regulation (4.009) and the U.S. Department of State (22 CFR Part 62.14) to have appropriate health insurance in effect for the entire duration of their J program. J1 exchange visitors who are eligible for FAU employee benefits can sign up for one of the employee group health plan options and must contact ISSS to purchase the coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation (not included in the group health plans). All other J exchange visitors must provide adequate proof of health insurance to ISSS and have two options:
Option A: Choose one of the following FAU-approved plans
Option B: Show proof of acceptable alternate insurance compliance
2) The policy must cover the full period of the period listed on the DS-2019. If the DS-2019 is issued for a period longer than one year, the policy must be purchased for at least one year at a time and renewed thereafter
Proof of Insurance for J visitors: Provide the Insurance Compliance Form (see reverse side or second page), completed and signed, to ISSS within 10 days of arrival in the U.S. Submit this information to:
2013-2014 Insurance Information
International students are permitted to register for classes only after they demonstrate proof of medical insurance coverage which meets the guidelines set by Florida Board of Governors Regulation BOG 6.009 and FAU Regulation 4.009. To find out more information about it, please contact Student Health Services located in the building SS8 above the food court in the breezeway, room 222L. Or check out the link here.
New FAU students are also required to provide proof of immunizations prior to enrolling in courses at FAU. Contact the Immunizations Office for further details.