International Student Health Insurance
All international students attending SHSU are required to purchase health insurance through Academic Health Plans.
Important information can also be found here:
This booklet contains important health insurance coverage information, dates of coverage, and explanation of benefits. A summary of benefits can be found here.
International Academic Emergency Services Coverage
Sam Houston State University International students are required to have Medical Evacuation and Repatriation benefits. International Students can enroll for the stand-alone Academic Emergency Services benefits as long as you can provide proof of medical insurance coverage that is comparable to the Sam Houston State University Student Health Insurance Plan (the WAIVER must be submitted and approved). The Academic Emergency Services benefits include Medical Evacuation, Repatriation, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Travel Assistance. To receive this coverage, students must submit the forms below.
2013-2014 Waiver Application Deadline: September 12, 2013
Coverage through Academic HealthPlans is required for all international students unless the student can show proof of coverage through an embassy or a U.S. employer plan. SHSU automatically charges students for the Student Health Insurance Plan when they register for classes. International students with equivalent coverage through an embassy or a U.S. employer may fill out the waiver form. IMPORTANT: By submitting the waiver students are NOT guaranteed a waiver of the insurance requirement. Each case will be evaluated individually.
International Student Dental Coverage
Dental coverage is available to students and Dependents and may be purchased simultaneously. However, students are NOT required to be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan to be eligible to enroll in the dental coverage. If the student chooses
to purchase dental coverage for the Dependent, it must be purchased at the same time as the student coverage. The Dependent must have the same coverage as the student.
International Dependent Insurance
International students have the option of enrolling dependents or spouses under the same insurance plan.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of International Programs.
Executive Director of Special Programs
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Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator
International Undergraduate Advisor
International Graduate Advisor
Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340