Insurance for PIE students

All F-1 or J-1 students at the PIE are required to purchase the university's mandatory insurance plan. 

The premium charge will be billed to your Bursar account every session. 

Students who are sponsored by their government AND who have turned in a valid Financial Guarantee are exempt from this requirement.

How can I enroll in the IUPUI International Insurance Plan?

  • Enroll during orientation.

    OIA immigration advisors come to PIE orientation and help new students enroll in iStart. You will be able to print your insurance card from the Sydney Health App.

  • Continuing students can enroll in the next session.

    OIA advisors come to PIE Forum at throughout each PIE session. OIA advisors can help continuing students enroll in the insurance for the next PIE term.

    You will be confirming that you will enroll in the next PIE session or that you are taking your 5th session vacation and would like to continue enrollment in the PIE insurance. 

    If you will be enrolled at PIE for the next session this will cause your Bursar bill to be billed for the next premium amount.


How can I print my insurance card?

How does insurance work?

  • Vocabulary

    Insurance has a very specific and complicated vocabulary.

    Glossary of Insurance Terms »

  • Cost of medical care

    Medical care in the U.S. is very expensive. Insurance helps to lower the cost to each person.

    Insurance companies contract with doctors for lower prices than what the doctor normally provides. This is called a "reasonable and customary charge," by the insurance company. 

    Insured persons (you) will pay a smaller amount for the service a doctor gives you because you have insurance.

  • Plan specific information

    You can find specific coverage amounts of the insurance policy here

  • Personal costs

    Students will pay:

    1. Premium: This is the amount charged to your Bursar account. This is the cost to have insurance.
    2. Deductible: This is the amount of money you must pay to meetthe insurance company's minimum. You pay this amount before the insurance company begins paying your bills.
    3. Out-Of-Pocket Max: This is the maximum amount you will pay if you have a medical condition. Once you pay this amount, the insurance company pays everything else.

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