Insurance for International Students

The Health Compliance office will not be providing in-person consultations at this time. We will remain available via email ( and, phone (305-348-2688), and fax (305-348-3336) from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Our processing time continues to be 24-48 business hours.



According to 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), email to or fax to (305) 348-3336.

Students will receive an "IMI" insurance hold on their student account. Students 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:

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

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.

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

(08/17/2020 – 08/16/2021)
(08/17/2020 – 12/31/2020)
(01/01/2021 – 08/16/2021)
Summer A/C
(05/10/2021 – 08/16/2021)
Summer B
(06/15/2021 – 08/16/2021)
Enrollment Deadline 09/17/2020 09/17/2020 02/1/2021 05/31/2021 06/30/2021
Student* $2,923 $1,097 $1,826 $792 $505
Spouse/Domestic Partner* $2,923 $1,097 $1,826 $792 $505
One Child* $2,923 $1,097 $1,826 $792 $505
Two or More Children* $5,846 $2,194 $3,652 $1,584 $1,010
Spouse and 2+ Children* $8,769 $3,291 $5,478 $2,376 $1,515

*A nominal, non-refundable processing fee applies Spouse and Child(ren) 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 fax the International Student Alternative Health Insurance Compliance Form directly to FIU-Health Compliance Unit at (305) 348-3336.

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 Governors 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 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 which 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


FIU Approved Alternative Insurance Plans

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

Approved Insurance Plans Phone Number  Website Email Approved For:

Professional Service, Inc. (PSI) 

Gold Plan

703-879-8828 International Students and Visiting scholars

International Student Organization (ISO)

Shield for FIU

800-244-1180 International Students, Visiting Scholars, B1/B2, OPT, H1B

Insurance For Students (IFS)

IFS Prime; IFS Prime Plus

1-800-356-1235 International Students

International Student Protection (ISP)

 Trail Blazer Elite

877-738-5787 International Students, Domestic Abroad

National Guardian Life PPO

FIU Global First Year

800-437-6448 FIU Global First Year Students

International Student Insurance

StudentSecure Elite, Select, or Budget Plans

International Students

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

Plan Information

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


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Hours of Operation

Health Compliance (SASC Lobby)

  • Monday, Thursday, and Friday:
    9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday:
    9am to 6pm