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IntroductionExemptions for International Students

Exemption requests MUST be submitted to the Campus Health Insurance office each semester during the published open enrollment. Open enrollment notices are sent to your official UA email (@email.arizona.edu) address in compliance with The UA email policy.

Do not cancel coverage through your UAccess Student Center, you must submit an exemption request.

Failure to submit your exemption request by the deadline date will result in you paying the insurance premium.

2014 Fall – September 8, 2014
2015 Spring – January 28, 2015

2014 Summer Pre-Session - May 28, 2014
2014 Summer Session I - June 23, 2014
2014 Summer Session II - July 28, 2014

If your policy meets the “Health Coverage Guidelinesand you fall into one of the categories below, submit the Exemption Request form and required documentation to our office securely to: https://www.health.arizona.edu/cgi-bin/secure/insform. Once received and reviewed, an email notification will be sent to your official UA email (@email.arizona.edu) address within ten business days informing you as to whether or not your request has been approved.

Exemptions cannot be made for Individual policies.

1. If you have a Government or Official Sponsor that provides health insurance for you. Family members are not an official sponsor under this provision.

View “List of Approved Sponsors

2. If you (or your spouse or parent) have The University of Arizona, Arizona State University or Northern Arizona University employer health insurance. If you are employed by UAHN, follow instructions under #3.

3. If you (or your spouse or parent) have a US employer who provides health insurance for you.

If you gain US employment with health insurance benefits taking effect within 60 days of when the Student Health Insurance takes effect, email chs-insurance@distribution.arizona.edu with your circumstances.

4. If you are an exchange student who is provided a group health insurance policy through your home-university or organization coordinating your exchange. Note: not all home-universities/organizations allow for exemptions.

5. If you are outside the U.S. for a whole semester doing any of the following; Research, Thesis, Dissertation, Outbound Study Abroad or Distance Learning. The Health Coverage Agreement and documentation from your College verifying your circumstances will be required.

Important: F1 and J1 visa holders must meet with an Advisor at the International Student Services office (ISS) first to discuss how an exemption might affect your immigration status. Once done, submit your Exemption Request form, documentation from your College and the Health Coverage Agreement. Contact ISS at (520) 621-4627 or DSO@email.arizona.edu

6. Summer only - If you are transferring from another US university and enrolled under the universities sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. That university must provide proof of insurance showing coverage period.

7. If you are registered for ONLY a summer pre-session course. Proof of other insurance coverage will be required.

Office Number (520) 621-5002 / Fax Number (520) 626-8616
Email: chs-insurance@distribution.arizona.edu

 
     
 
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