Andrews University (AU) requires all international students to be covered under the Student Health Insurance Plan, (with few exceptions) and all other students who are enrolled at ½ time status or more, be insured by a policy that provides medical coverage for accident or illness. Since many students are away from home for the first time, it is important that there is some way to pay for these unexpected needs when or if they arise.
It is assumed that high school students who are taking 6 or more collegiate credits, will be fully insured as required by the high school.
Domestic students must provide evidence of alternative insurance that meets the waiver requirements or purchase the plan offered by Andrews University. Please see waiver section for additional information on requirements.
All international students are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan. If you are a Canadian student, or sponsored by an agency or government (J visa), or have an employer funded insurance, special consideration may be given to accept alternate insurance.
Dependents of US citizens and permanent residents:
Coverage of any dependents is optional for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Dependents of international students:
All dependents of international students (J1 and F1 visas) are required to be covered up to their 18th birthday. Dependents of F and J visa holders should be enrolled in an insurance plan and maintain coverage the entire time they are in the United States. Insurance coverage for dependents of J visa holders should meet the minimum requirements set by the Department of State.
Eligible dependents are the spouse and children up to age 26 years of age.
Dependent eligibility expires concurrently with that of the insured student.
Electing AU Student Insurance
Domestic students will be able to elect coverage as they are registering for classes through Registration Central and the student account will be billed immediately. Cancellations will be accepted until September 30 if a valid waiver is provided and no claims have been made on the policy.
Contacting the Insurance Company
Academic Health Plans is the servicing agent for the current student insurance policy. You can contact them for questions regarding your waiver or enrollment. Benefits are paid through Commercial Travelers. They may be contacted regarding coverage, payments, or any other question related to your insurance account.
Academic HealthPlans Inc. Commercial Travelers
Phone: 1(855) 844-3016 Phone: 1(800)756-3702
PO Box 1605 70 Genesee Street
Colleyville, TX 76034 Utica, NY 73502