Student Health Insurance
International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP)
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International students at UW are required by federal and state laws to maintain health insurance while studying in the United States. All F-1 and J-1 eligible international students who are enrolled and actively engaged in a program of study approved by the appropriate UW Principal Designated School Official (PDSO), and are temporarily outside their home country are required to purchase the UW International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) in order to meet these requirements. UW international students are automatically enrolled for student-only coverage each quarter they register for classes.
Student health insurance coverage is not required for new international students attending Early Fall Start or orientation. If you need short term coverage before classes begin you may purchase short term coverage through companies such as Assurant and Lewermark.