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Health Insurance

Beginning in Fall 2019, EWU will no longer require F-1 International Students to show proof of health insurance. Starting in Fall F-1 students will no longer see an "International Health Insurance" charge on their student account when you enroll in classes. J-1 students and scholars will need to show proof of coverage per visa regulations. If you are a J-1 student or scholar, contact our office with any questions by email at global@ewu.edu.

What You Should Know:

Health care can be very expensive in the United States. You will be responsible for all of your medical costs unless you are covered by insurance. EWU strongly recommends that all international students, scholars, and family members have health insurance that covers them for the entire duration of their stay in the U.S. You should not wait to obtain health insurance until you are sick or injured.

There are several companies that offer student health insurance, including iNext International Insurance, PSI Health Insurance, and PGH Global.  Each of these companies offer coverage for students on an F-1 Visa. It is important to research your insurance coverage and make sure that it will cover everything you need (e.g. Dental, Vision, etc.)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators also provides a list of Global partners which offer insurance. NAFSA Association of International Educators Health Insurance Global Partners.