University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico has selected the Student Secure health insurance plan(s) for all international students because they provide comprehensive coverage at affordable rates. Students can choose 1 of 4 plans.

Students are encouraged to review each plan’s benefits, exclusions and frequently asked questions to familiarize themselves with how the plans work and what they cover. Please follow these steps to purchase coverage:

  1. Read the policy information and select the plan that is best for you. Be sure you read what is covered and what is not by each plan.
  2. Select the Apply Online link to start the purchase process.
  3. If your program will end in FALL 2020, you are required to have insurance that ends AFTER December 12, 2020. If you are staying for the Spring semester, you need to have insurance until at LEAST January 18, 2021 and then extend your policy before it expires – However, if you are an exchange student it is BEST if you buy it for the whole stay from the date you arrive in the US until the date you plan to leave!
  4. Once you have purchased coverage, you will need to download your visa letter in the Student Zone to upload in the myGEO portal as proof of coverage.
  5. Students are responsible for having health insurance coverage for their ENTIRE stay in the U.S. You should never let your insurance policy expire as long as you remain in the U.S.!

These plans are only available to F1 and J1 visa holders, if you are looking for dependent coverage please review these options.

If you are staying for the next semester, you need to make sure your policy covers you until the start of the next semester. If you allow the coverage to expire, your deductibles and waiting periods will start over.

Highlights of the Student Secure plan include:

  • Up to $5,000,000 policy maximum
  • As low as $25 deductible
  • Prescription Medication
  • Mental Health/ Maternity
  • Pre-Existing Conditions
  • COVID-19, covered as any other illness
  • Direct payment in the UnitedHealthcare Network
  • 24-hour emergency multilingual support
  • Worldwide coverage outside your home country
  • Same day coverage available

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Note: If you are from Iran, you are not eligible for this plan and will need to purchase the similar Student Health Advantage instead.

Please learn more about the plan(s) by visiting the following sections:

Need your documents now? If you need your insurance documents quickly, you can Buy your coverage and receive all your insurance documents online and to your email address in PDF format immediately. Simply download and print these documents for instant proof of coverage.