F-1 Medical Insurance

All international students at FIU are required to have medical insurance adequate to meet the expenses for medical care and cases of accident or illness.

The FIU-approved international student health insurance policy is available for purchase. For more information on the SHS website please click here. The insurance estimate listed on the Declaration and Certification of Finances Form reflects prices for the current academic year. Customarily, insurance premiums increase every academic year. Premiums for the following academic year are available after July 1st of each year. Payment can be made online by credit card or e-check. You must provide proof of payment to SHS in order to confirm that you are in compliance with the insurance requirement.

If you have your own policy, you will need to have your insurance company complete an International Student Health Insurance Compliance Form and fax it directly to Student Health Services for evaluation at least 2 weeks before your registration. The form will be available for download on the Student Health Services website. The policy must be approved as meeting the minimum requirements of the University before you can be cleared to register. The form MUST verify:

  • that the coverage meets or exceeds minimum requirements,
  • the name, address, & telephone number of a claims agent in the U.S.,
  • that you are covered under the policy, and
  • that your insurance has been paid through the current year.

SHS will review your policy and, if it complies with the requirements, will clear you to register for classes. If your policy does not comply with the requirements, you will NOT be cleared to register until you provide documentation of insurance coverage which meets University requirements. Alternate insurance policies cannot be evaluated without the completed International Student Health Insurance Compliance Form.

NOTE: An insurance card is NOT valid proof of insurance. SHS staff cannot evaluate individual plans without the compliance forms. If the insurance company refuses to fill out the form, the alternate insurance policy will not be approved.

*Note: A student in J-1 status is required to purchase the University-approved medical insurance policy for himself or herself and all accompanying J-2 dependents.

REGISTRATION HOLDS (also known as Service Indicators) WILL NOT BE CLEARED UNTIL YOU COMPLY WITH THE MEDICAL INSURANCE REQUIREMENT. WE CANNOT MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.