Health Insurance Information - International Students (F1 and J1 Visa Status)

Temple University requires all international students with F1 or J1 visa status maintain health insurance that meets certain minimum standards as determined by the United States Department of State.

The minimum health insurance coverage as determined by the Department of State is as follows:

Health Insurance Requirement for New and Returning Students:

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Enroll in one of the university sponsored plans or purchase outside coverage each academic year during the open enrollment period. (Plan Options & Premium Rates)
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If outside coverage is purchased you must complete a Certification of Outside coverage form each academic year during the open enrollment period via the TUportal.

If you were enrolled in one of the University sponsored plans during the 2018 to 2019 academic year your insurance will automatically end August 31, 2019. You MUST enroll each academic year during the open enrollment period in order to continue your insurance.


Semester Open Enrollment Period Coverage Effective Coverage Period Monthly Premium (Bill) Due
Fall August - September September 1, 2019 12 months 1st of the Month
Spring January - February January 1, 2019 8 Months 1st of the Month

Complete a Waiver of health insurance/Purchased outside coverage or Enroll in one of the University sponsored plans:

1. TUportal- Student Home Tab
2. Next Steps Channel – Things you need to do
3. Waive or Enroll in a health insurance plan
4. To Waive the University’s student health insurance, complete the Certification of Health Insurance form
5. To Enroll in one of the University sponsored health insurance plans complete the Student Health Insurance enrollment application form

Blue Cross Monthly Premiums:

Monthly bills will be issued to you and mailed to the address you provided during the enrollment process.  You are responsible for paying the monthly premium directly to Blue Cross


Plan Rates
Monthly premium(s) for the University Student Insurance plan - Click here

Loss of Outside Coverage

If you lose your outside coverage for any reason you must contact the Benefits office immediately to enroll in a plan.


Student Accident Insurance

All Medical and PA students are automatically enrolled in a student accident insurance policy


Medical School Disability Insurance

All Medical and PA Students are automatically enrolled in a student disability insurance policy

Questions: Contact Us


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updated: 08/01/2019
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