All international students who are not on a government sponsorship, will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan. The insurance coverage for Fall 2018; Spring 2019; and Summer, 2019, will be provided by Pacific Source. The cost will be $610 per semester. The cost for Summer coverage will be $234.00. Coverage for dependents will be $117/month. You may download an overview of the plan.
If you are interested in seeing some of the details of the plan, please go here:
You’ll see a page titled, “Relation, Welcome to your plan”
- Click the drop-down on School/Organization and select Boise State University.
- Click the drop-down in the Select Your Plan button and choose International Student Insurance Plan.
- Click the View Your Plan button.
- From here you’ll be able to learn how to access your insurance ID card, see a Plan Snapshot of your coverage and find out how to use your insurance plan. Use your student ID to login.
International students with graduate assistantships should contact the Graduate College for details about insurance.
Insurance Frequently Asked Questions
Is insurance for international students mandatory? If so, why?
Yes, this is a mandatory plan. All Boise State students are required to have health insurance. Domestic students are required to be insured, a requirement enforced by the federal government pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Because most students studying in the U.S. on F, J, Q and M visas have non-resident alien tax status, they are generally not required to comply with the ACA. In other words, all students are required to have health insurance; the difference is in how we are enforcing this.
I already have insurance, do I have to take this plan
Yes, all international students, except sponsored students (those sponsored by KCO and SACM) will be enrolled in the plan.
Can I waive or appeal this coverage
Unfortunately, the insurance provider does not allow for waivers.
Where can I get more information about the insurance plan?
You can find information here International Insurance Plan
How much does the insurance cost?
The insurance will be billed in two installments: $610 per semester for Fall and and $610 for Spring. The cost for summer coverage will be $122/month. Coverage for dependents will be the same fee structure.
I am a graduate assistant. How does this impact me?
Graduate assistants will continue to be enrolled in the Pacific Source plan. The University is in the process of obtaining a supplemental policy to provide med evacuation and repatriation coverage for international graduate assistants.