Medical Insurance Requirements for International Students

Georgia Board of Regents Insurance Plan

2014/2015 Student Health Insurance Program

The University System of Georgia has contracted with United Health Care as the vendor for student health insurance AY (academic year) 2014-2015. Student Health Insurance is required for nursing students, international students with an “F” or “J” visa, and students with a graduate assistantship. The following PDF file gives an overview of the premiums and benefits.

Mandatory Plan

All nursing students, graduate assistants, and international students with an “F” or “J” visa are required to enroll in the Mandatory Plan or request a waiver on-line through United Health Care. The health insurance premium will be added to your fee schedule. The rates for AY 14-15 are based on age groups and are listed on the following link:  


Students in the mandatory groups will have the option to waive the student insurance if they have a pre-approved insurance plan. They can apply for a waiver on-line by visiting the United Health Care website. Approximately half way down the page is a link (Waiver Form). Click on this link and answer the questions regarding you current health insurance coverage

Please note that waivers are approved term by term so you must re-apply every August and January to confirm your information has not changed.


If you are required to have Student Health Insurance, you can enroll on-line by going to the United Health Care. Towards the bottom of the page you will see the following statement: "If you would like to confirm your enrollment and receive your health insurance card early, please click here.” Select the click here link and complete the information.

For a list of doctors in 20 miles radius from Valdosta State University please click here.

If you are a future or current international student that has more questions about health insurance please contact us.