Health Insurance

The cost of healthcare in the United States is extremely high. You are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance for you and any dependents as protection from these high costs.

In the United States, you are responsible for all costs from:

  • Doctor appointments
  • Dental appointments
  • Vision care
  • Hospital care
  • Emergency care

Insurance tips

  • Students should read and understand the policy’s coverage.
  • Carry your insurance card at all times. The information will be needed in the event you have a medical emergency or use an outside provider.
  • Know your after-hour and emergency options before you need it.
  • Keep a copy of all documentation for claim submission. You will need to submit a copy of the referral (if applicable) and all documentation with your referral.
  • Contact UnitedHealthcare with any questions about submitting your claim. All communication is between you and UnitedHealthcare.

This video teaches international students how to prepare for their arrival in the U.S., how the U.S. healthcare system works and how students should seek medical care appropriately if they become sick or injured.

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