International students on an F1 visa do not have any government related health insurance requirements to meet when studying in the USA. With this in mind, and because having adequate health insurance is so important, F1 visa holders and their dependents should follow the insurance guidelines set by their school.
Some institutions will require all of their international students to buy school-sponsored insurance coverage, while others will allow these students to purchase a plan of their own choosing. Regardless of the health insurance requirements that your school may have, be sure to remember that purchasing appropriate insurance is the only way to protect against unforeseen medical bills.
Regardless of how your school may manage insurance coverage for their international students, we are here to help you through the process and ensure you are properly covered. Be sure to contact us if you need help choosing the best plan for your situation, or if you need a waiver form completed for your college or university.