Office of International Education

Why Do You Need Health Insurance?

Health care in the United States is very expensive. A simple visit to a doctor can cost hundreds of dollars and staying in the hospital for a couple of days may cost a fortune. Therefore, health insurance is required at IPFW for ALL international students. A health insurance plan offered by IPFW is available to ALL international students, therefore, a foreign health fee will be added to your bill each semester. Your insurance card will be available for you to pick up from the International Student Services Department two weeks after it has been ordered.

Health Insurance Rates

IPFW offers Rust & Associates health insurance to ALL international students. The 2015-2016 insurance rate is $127 per month. You will be billed for the health insurance per semester at the following rates:

Fall semester (coverage from August 1 to December 31): $635

Spring semester (coverage from January 1 to July 31): $889

If your spouse and/or children are accompanying you on F-2 visas, you can list cover them under your rust International insurance policy. The extra cost for spouse coverage is $313 per month. The extra cost for each child is $157 per month. The extra cost for 3 or more children will be $471.

Please visit this site for detailed coverage information.