Health Insurance

Health Insurance Requirement

All international students attending Webster University in the United States on an F-1 or a J-1 visa are required to enroll in the mandatory Webster University sponsored student health insurance plan. Only the following students may waive the health insurance requirement:

  • Students who are fully sponsored (including tuition, living expenses, comprehensive medical coverage, etc.) by their governments will be allowed to opt out of the University coverage and allow whatever policy their respective government chooses to suffice.
  • Students who are sponsored (including tuition, living expenses, medical expenses, etc.) by recognized organizations such as Institute of International Education (IIE) will be allowed to opt out of the University coverage and allow whatever policy their respective organization chooses to suffice.

The determination as to who qualifies for the above exemption lies with International Recruitment and International Services at the time of admission and determination of the student’s eligibility for Form I-20 or DS-2019 and is based on the students’ sponsorship letter.

Students who are exempt from enrollment in the student health insurance plan from Webster University must submit to the Student Health Services Department copies of their current health insurance cards which include copies of both the front and back of the cards.

Charges for the student health insurance plan are placed on the student account and included in your tuition. If you fail to pay for your health insurance a hold will be placed on your student account which will inhibit your ability to register for classes.

Health Insurance Enrollment

The enrollment process starts with the student registration for classes and submitting a health insurance enrollment form. You can download the health insurance enrollment form from the Health Services web page. Select the coverage dates that you will need and email the completed form to stuhealthins@webster.edu or fax it to 314-246-2399. Make sure Please submit the health insurance enrollment form prior to coming to campus.

Additionally, all students living in on-campus housing on the main Webster University, Webster Groves campus are required to submit Health Forms. Students should download the Health Forms from the Health Services web site.

Health Insurance Card

Upon your registration for classes and submitting the enrollment form, you will be enrolled in the health insurance plan by Student Health Services. After this enrollment you will receive an insurance card in the mail to the address you used on your enrollment form. Therefore, we encourage you to use an address in the United States on your health insurance enrollment form to ensure that you get your insurance card on time.

Very Important: Once, you get your health insurance card, you must carry it with you at all the times in your wallet or purse.

If you didn’t get your insurance card, you can print out an Online Insurance ID Card by visiting the Consolidated Health Plans website. If you encounter problem retrieving your Insurance ID Card, please contact Health Services Office by email at stuhealthins@webster.edu or by phone fax 314-246-4207 for assistance.