IUPUI International Insurance Plan
IUPUI International Student and Scholar Health Insurance Plan
In the United States, health insurance is necessary to receive medical care at a more affordable rate. As an international student or scholar, you are required to have coverage stay in the U.S. Having adequate health insurance ensures that you comply with visitor regulations, stay healthy, and protect yourself from unexpected medical costs.
IUPUI will enroll students in the IU International health insurance plan. Scholars can choose to purchase the same insurance or select another company as long as it meets certain requirements. Learn more about the IU International Plan.
Announcing enhancements to IU International Plan for 2019-20
We are pleased to announce some exciting enhancements to the IUPUI International Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2019-20 academic year. These enhancements include:
- A new insurance vendor. Indiana University has contracted with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) in partnership with Academic Health Plans (AHP) to provide insurance coverage for IUPUI-sponsored students and scholars beginning this fall.
- Coverage has been enhanced to include vision and dental benefits in the plan at no extra cost. The medical and pharmacy benefits remain the same.
- Premiums have been reduced for the coming plan year.
Health insurance for your dependents
Your dependent family members are eligible for health insurance through IUPUI if you are already enrolled in the IU International Plan. If you are not enrolled in IU’s international student health plan, you must find other health insurance for your dependents. Unlike IUPUI students, your dependents will not automatically be enrolled in the plan.
To enroll your dependents in the IU International health insurance plan, you must fill out an application form and pay separately. It cannot be billed through your bursar account.
Access dependent enrollment application form and instructions here: https://iuintl.myahpcare.com/enrollment
Contacts for insurance related questions
IU Human Resources Student Insurance Specialist: Insurance plan information
Office of International Affairs: Enrollment and billing
2019-20 Athem Student Insurance Plans: Questions about using insurance and medical bills
What services does the 2019-20 IU International Plan provide?
This includes things like vaccinations and immunizations, annual physicals, and regular doctor appointments. Women are covered for annual well-women visits and contreceptives if desired.
Pre-existing condition coverage
In the U.S. many cheaper plans do not provide coverage for any kind of pre-existing condition or sickness that you have been diagnosed with before. The IU International Plan will cover your medical costs, even if you have a continuing or already diagnosed medical condition.
The IU International Plan includes prescription coverage in their plan with no cost limit. It is common to ask your doctor to prescribe 'generic' or different brands if the brand of medication initially prescribed is either not covered by the IU International Plan or is very expensive.
The IU International Plan covers maternity care regardless of when/where the baby was conceived. This covers qualifying expenses related to pre-natal care, delivery, complications, and the short period of time after the birth of your baby that it will take to add your child to your coverage.
The IU International Plan covers counseling and disability testing as well as alcohol and drug related treatment.
Serious injuries or accidents
The IU International Plan covers medical costs in the event that you have a serious injuries and accidents, such as a car accident.
Sports and athletics
The IU International Plan covers injuries sustained while participating in most sports, including intramural or intercollegiate sports.
The IU International Plan includes coverage for short-term rehabilitation or physical therapy when it is prescribed by your doctor.
Does the 2019-20 IU International Plan come with any non-medical benefits?
Yes! Learn more about those additional benefits here.