Health Insurance

International Student Health Insurance

International student health insurance offers students who are studying away from their home countries access to health care and can help save thousands of dollars in case of an emergency or illness. Medical expenses can be very costly, especially for those entering the United States on a temporary basis. In addition, many health care providers can deny treatment if a student does not provide appropriate records of international student insurance coverage.

Student health insurance that includes medical evacuation and repatriation is mandatory for all international students and scholars enrolled at SUNY campuses. International students in F-1 and J-1 student visa categories, and other non-immigrant visa categories, are required to have acceptable health insurance coverage upon enrollment at Jamestown Community College.

Assessment of the Insurance Premium:
International students registering for classes for the 2014-2015 academic year, who are under the age of 26, will be charged $439 per semester, or a total of $878 annually for health insurance coverage. The annual premium provides insurance coverage from August 15, 2014 to June 14, 2015. Summer coverage can be purchased for $263.40 which would cover the period of May 15, 2015 to August 14, 2015.

Waiver of Medical Insurance:
Certain persons may be exempt if they show proof of comparable major medical coverage to the international outreach office on campus. However, these students may be required to purchase the mandatory medical evacuation and repatriation policy.

Click here for a printable insurance waiver form. 

Additionally, comprehensive information regarding JCC’s student health insurance policy may be viewed here.

From this site you may view and download the plan brochure and enrollment form (if applicable), and complete a claim form.