All Regent University F-1 and J-1 students (and all J-2 dependents) are required to have health/medical insurance in effect for the entire time that they are studying at Regent University followed by any approved post-completion Optional Practical Training or Academic Training*. The coverage must provide:
- medical benefits of at least $50,000 per person per year or accident;
- repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500; and
- expenses associated with medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $10,000.
- The deductible may not exceed $500 per accident or illness.
The above minimum requirements have been set forth under the authority of the Department of State, and Regent University shall maintain compliance thereof for all F-1 and J-1 students (including J-2 dependents) so long as the requirements are mandated.
Fees for the University health insurance plan should appear on the tuition bill for international students automatically for the Fall and Spring academic terms (the Spring term coverage includes the Summer months). The deadline for enrollment and any changes is typically mid-September for the Fall term and late-January for the Spring term. Current pricing and details can be found online at http://www.regent.edu/healthinsurance Students seeking a health insurance waiver should first contact the Director of Student Life at email@example.com prior to the established enrollment deadlines with the following information: (1) name of the insurance company; (2) name of the plan in which you would like to enroll; (3) coverage amounts for medical evacuation and repatriation; (4) amount of the deductible; and (5) maximum coverage amount. Students should NOT purchase an insurance policy until the policy has been approved by the Director of Student Life. Students who are granted a waiver will be notified by email by the Director of Student Life within 2 weeks. Once students purchase the pre-approved insurance coverage, they must submit a “Certificate of Coverage” to the Director of Student Life. At that point, the Director will ask the student to submit the online Health Insurance Waiver Request Form to the Business Office in order to prevent the charge for the Regent plan from being added to the student’s account or to have the charge for the Regent plan removed from the student’s account.
*Students who are engaged in post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training will only be eligible to use the university’s health insurance plan for up to 12 months if they live in the local Hampton Roads area during their training. Students who live outside of the local area during their OPT or Academic Training period, or those whose Academic Training goes beyond 12 months, will be required to find alternate health insurance coverage, and must follow the procedures stated above to receive university approval for using that alternate coverage.
If you have any questions about Regent health insurance requirements, please contact the Director of Student Life, Ms. Carolyn Hughes, at (757) 352-4867.