Insurance for International Students

The Health Compliance Office will not be providing in-person consultations at this time. We will remain available via email (immune@fiu.edu and insure@fiu.edu), and phone (305-348-2688) from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday. Our processing time continues to be 24-48 business hours.

Policy

According to the Florida Board of Governors and FIU policy, all International Students with F and J status are required to have medical insurance prior to registration. Proof must be submitted to the Health Compliance Office at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC Lobby) or via email to insurance@fiu.edu.

Students receive an "IMI" insurance hold on their student account and will not be allowed to register for classes or continue enrollment without complying with the medical insurance requirement. There are no exceptions to this rule.

The medical insurance requirement can be met in one of two ways:

Be aware that processing time during weekdays for all incoming documents takes 24 - 48 hours. To check the status of your hold, you may log on to your my.fiu.edu account.

For students with insurance coverage through their government’s embassy, the only acceptable document for compliance with insurance requirements is the FIU Alternative Insurance Compliance Form, which must be completed by an embassy representative for the current term(s).

 

FIU Sponsored Health Insurance Plan

FIU partners with the State University System’s Insurance Broker, Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk, to provide international student health insurance coverage through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company.

Temporarily the insurance through Gallagher is taking a longer time than usual approving eligibility. This has delayed our process to remove the insurance hold in a timely manner. To avoid a delay in enrollment, students can take a look at the list of alternatives.

FIU UnitedHealthcare Insurance plans will only be available for purchase online via the Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk website. For your convenience, plans will be sold annually or per semester in accordance with the academic schedule.

Note: Online purchases have an e-check fee of $3.00 or a credit card processing fee of $10.00.

For online enrollment, please visit Gallagherstudent.com/FIU.

Annual
(08/17/2021 – 08/16/2022)
Fall
(08/17/2021 – 12/31/2021)
Spring/Summer
(01/01/2022 – 08/16/2022)
Spring
(01/01/2022 – 05/09/2022)
Summer
(05/10/2022 – 08/16/2022)
Enrollment Deadline 09/17/2021 09/17/2021 02/1/2022 05/31/2022 TBD
Student* $3,320 $1,246 $2,074 $1,173 $900
Spouse/Domestic Partner* $3,320 $1,246 $2,074 $1,173 $900
One Child* $3,320 $1,246 $2,074 $1,173 $900
Two or More Children* $6,640 $2,492 $4,148 $2,346 $1,800
Spouse and 2+ Children* $9,960 $3,738 $6,222 $3,519 $2,700

*A nominal, non-refundable processing fee applies Spouse and Children rates and enrollment are also available online.

If you have any questions regarding the plans through Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk and FIU UnitedHealthcare Insurance, you may contact an account representative at the following:

Alternative Health Insurance Policy

If you have your own insurance policy, your insurance company must complete and send the International Student Alternative Health Insurance Compliance Form directly to FIU-Health Compliance Unit at insure@fiu.edu

Note: The FIU Health Compliance Unit will not be able to review any alternative health insurance plan without the Alternative Health Insurance Compliance Form. The guidelines for insurance have been established by the Florida Board of Governors and must be met. Please review the Florida Board of Governor's state regulation prior to purchasing any alternative plan.

The completed compliance form must verify the following:

  • the coverage meets or exceeds the minimum FIU requirements
  • the name, address, and telephone number of a claims agent in the United States
  • you are covered under the policy
  • your insurance has been pre-paid through the current year

Also, the Health Compliance Unit must receive the International Student Alternative Health Insurance Compliance Form directly from your insurance company. Your policy will be reviewed, and if it complies with the guidelines, you will be cleared to register. If your policy does not comply with the guidelines, you will not be cleared until you document insurance coverage that meets FIU requirements or purchase the FIU Sponsored Health Insurance Plan.

Please be aware that there is a 24-48 hrs. processing time during weekdays for all incoming documents. To check the status of your hold, you may log on to your my.fiu.edu

 

FIU Approved Alternative Insurance Plans

 * Not Endorsed by FIU, but complies with Florida BOG state requirements

International

Insurance Company

Approved Plan

Address

Phone

Fax

Website

Email

Approved For:

Professional Service, Inc.(PSI)

Gold Plan

8206 Leesburg Pike, Ste 305

Vienna, VA  22182

703-879-8828

703-935-1313

https://www.psiservice.com

info@psiservice.com

International students and Visiting Scholars

International Student Organization(ISO)

Shield for FIU

150 W 30th Street, Ste 1101

New York, NY 10001

800-244-1180

212-262-8920

https://www.isoa.org/Florida_International_University

customercare@isoa.org

International, Students, Visiting Scholars, B1/B2, OPT, H1B

Insurance For Students(IFS)

IFS Prime,

IFS Prime Plus

1690 S Congress Ave, Ste 101

Delray Beach, FL 33445

1(561) 300-5677

954-772-0872

https://www.insuranceforstudents.com

ifs@insuranceforstudents.com

International students

International Student Protection(ISP)

Trail Blazer Elite,

Trail Blazer Basic

111 John Street, Ste 750

New, NY 10038

1-877-738-5787

1-212-693-4753

http://intlstudentprotection.com

info@intlstudentprotection.com

International students, Domestic Abroad

International Student Insurance

StudentSecure Elite, Select, or Budget Plans

 

 

224 First Street,

Neptune Beach, FL 32266

877-758-4391

 

 

internationalstudentinsurance.com

 

info@internationalstudentinsurance.com

 

International Students, Visiting Scholars, OPT students

Domestic

Insurance Company

Suggested Plans

Phone

Fax

Website

Email

Florida Blue(Blue Cross/Blue Shield)

BlueSelect Plans

1-855-714-8894

1-800-352-2583

 

https://www.floridablue.com/

Online Chat available

International Graduate Assistants

Florida International University provides subsidized health insurance to all Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and Fellows holding a full-term appointment for 20 hours per week. All graduate assistants will be enrolled in the new Graduate Assistant health insurance program and will be cleared of the insurance hold (IMI) from a list provided by the Graduate School.

Graduate Assistants will pay a percentage of the insurance premium through payroll deduction. All Graduate Assistants are required to participate in this health insurance plan unless they wish to opt-out and provide proof of alternate insurance by submitting an alternate insurance form to Student Health Services and UGS.

Please be aware that there is a 24-48 hrs. processing time during weekdays for all incoming documents. To check the status of your hold, you may log on to your my.fiu.edu

Plan Information

For any further questions, please contact the University Graduate School:

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Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Student Health Center (SHC)
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-2401

Biscayne Bay Campus
Health Center Complex (HCC)
3000 NE 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181

305-919-5620

Fall and Spring Hours of Operation

Blue and Gold Clinics - MMC
Telehealth
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
In-Person (by appointment ONLY)
Monday- Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
For after hours assistance call 305-348-2401 (option 2)

BBC Student Clinic
Telehealth
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
In-Person (by appointment ONLY)
Monday- Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
For after hours assistance call 305-348-2401 (option 2)

Healthy Living Program
Limited On-site Services
Monday – Wednesday 10 AM – 4 PM
Remote Services
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

Health Compliance
As of now, Remote ONLY
Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM
305-348-2688
For Immunization holds:
immune@fiu.edu
For Insurance holds:
insure@fiu.edu