International Student Health Insurance
Adequate health insurance is required for all international students studying in the USA on F-1 or J-1 visas for the duration of their academic studies, along with any dependents. Health insurance is necessary to protect international students in the event of an emergency or an extended health issue.
All international students enrolled at MSOE will be enrolled into a health insurance plan provided through WPS Health Insurance or PSI Health Insurance. Coverage under this health insurance plan will be in place from the time of an International student’s entry into the USA with a valid MSOE I-20. During the admissions process, students will receive an email from their admissions counselor explaining more about the plans and confirming the plan that they prefer.
Waiving MSOE Insurance
The only procedure to waive this insurance coverage is to provide proof of existing, acceptable coverage in a timely manner. This can be accomplished by providing a government or corporate sponsorship letter or by providing a copy of an existing insurance card/policy in the student’s name with acceptable coverage details, along with the dates of validity. These materials can be submitted on the PSI website.
The student will be responsible for the insurance charges from WPS if proof of existing coverage is not supplied within 14 days of the student’s first day of classes. Also, proof of coverage must be confirmed at the beginning of each new academic year.