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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. They must inform the Student Health Insurance Office who will verify with International Recruitment and International Services.

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. The Student Health Insurance Office will verify with International Recruitment and International Services.

Charges for the student health insurance plan are placed on the student account and are separate from 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. When you have been registered in classes, 24 to 48 hours later you will submit your Student Health Insurance Enrollment Form by going to the Student Health Services Portal, https://webster.medicatconnect.com/. Once on the site you will use your Connections Username and Password to enter. Choose "Forms" from the upper toolbar. Choose Student Health Insurance Enrollment Form. You may choose all terms or semesters for the academic year that you will be attending Webster University in the United States. The insurance does not cover eye or dental care.

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 Insurance Office. After this enrollment you will receive an confirmation email from Student Health Insurance. Your insurance card will be available to download 48 to 72 hours after you receive the confirmation email (all emails will be sent to your Webster University email account.) To download the health insurance card, visit https://myaccount.uhcsr.com. Click on "Create Account." Follow directions. Once on the site you may download your insurance card, look for health care providers in your area and check the overview of the benefits covered under the insurance.

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

If you encounter problems retrieving your Insurance ID Card, please contact the Student Health Insurance Office by email at stuhealthins@webster.edu or by phone at 314-246-7634 for assistance.