This blog has been updated to reflect the new insurance requirements for the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa for the 2019-2020 school year.
The new year is here! This is great news for students who are ready for change and excited for new classes to start. For international students at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa – it also means your deadline to enroll in international student health insurance is almost here!
Health Insurance Options at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
If you’re not sure where to start, it’s important to first know that your school offers a plan that you can purchase. However, the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa also allows international students to explore other insurance options as well. This means you can choose to purchase an alternate plan that will meet the following requirements:
- $250,000 per injury/illness
- $25,000 coverage for repatriation of mortal remains
- $50,000 coverage for emergency medical evacuation
- A deductible that does not exceed $250 per person per policy year for in-network care and does not exceed $500 per person per policy year for out-of-network care
If you decide to opt out of your school’s insurance plan, you will need to submit a compliance form to show that your alternate plan meets their requirements.
Waiving Out and Saving Money
If you are looking for options to save you money, one popular option is the Student Secure Budget plan as it provides comprehensive coverage anywhere in the US, including in Alabama, and will meet all of the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa’s insurance requirements.
Compare the costs here:
University of Alabama plan: $1,747 annually
Student Secure Budget plan: $513.24* annually
Annual savings: $1,233.76!
Along with saving you money, the Student Secure Budget plan will provide you coverage for doctor’s visits, hospitalization, maternity, mental health and wellness. It also includes emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of remains- two benefits that international students need.
Explore other insurance options and get more information on international student health insurance for the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa here! If you choose the Student Secure Budget, Select or Elite plans, after your purchase you are able to send us your waiver form to be completed!
*The Student Secure Budget rates are based upon those who are 18-24 years old.
Updated July 2, 2019