Effective for the fall 2011 semester, there will be only three categories under which a student may be considered for a waiver of the insurance coverage.
IPFW requires that all international students purchase the University-sponsored health insurance plan unless they fall into one of the following three categories which qualifies them for a waiver.
Who qualifies for a waiver?
Note: Individual and private insurance companies will no longer qualify for a waiver.
Please Note: International graduate students with benefit-eligible graduate staff appointments (benefit-eligible TA or RA positions) will have the option to purchase a IPFW University Graduate Staff Health Insurance Plan.
If you are in one of the three categories eligible for a waiver, please note the minimum criteria for granting a waiver are as follows:
*Amounts must be in US dollars($) and are the minimal amounts required at the time a waiver request is reviewed at the University.
There is no monetary profit for the University if a student purchases the University plan. The benefit is ensuring that all international students have an adequate health insurance plan and are protected from huge financial burdens.
You should download, print, and complete the forms listed below in order to apply for a health insurance waiver.
Visits Outside the U.S.:
If you plan a trip to any point outside the U.S. and plan to return, you must make sure that all of the necessary documents are in order. You will need:
F-1/J-1 STUDENT VISA PROCEDURES FOR DEPARTING AND RE-ENTERING THE U.S.