International Student Health Insurance
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) requires all international students to maintain medical insurance that provides coverage in the United States and meets certain minimum benefit requirements. To ensure this, PLU will automatically enroll all international students in PLU’s International Student Accident and Sickness Plan (Student Insurance Plan). This insurance premium will automatically be added to your university bill at time of registration. Students who have insurance provided by their government are eligible to waive this insurance. You must provide proof that benefits provided by your government policy are at least equal to those required by Pacific Lutheran University. PLU’s International Student Insurance Plan Waiver form must be used to provide this information to the university.
If the waiver is received after the deadline or does not provide proof of coverage of the benefits listed, the waiver will be denied and the student will be responsible for paying the enrollment fee for PLU international student accident and sickness plan.
The international student insurance plan waiver must be submitted to the Risk Services Department no later than February 6, 2019. Waivers will not be accepted after the date.
If you have questions about PLU’s international student health insurance program please contact the Director of Risk Services at 253-535-7116.
PLU Health Center
All PLU students are eligible for the services provided by PLU’s Health Center. Click here for more information.
Care and Coverage
The primary care provider will be the PLU Health Center. A referral is required for payment of outpatient benefits. When the Health Center is not open or the student is away from campus, during summer for example, the insured student may submit a claim form directly to the insurance company for reimbursement of covered medical expenses obtained through his or her local medical clinic, emergency room, or physician according to benefits schedule.
The insurance coverage period for students enrolling for the full academic year is August 15, 2018 to August 14, 2019. Coverage for students enrolling beginning Spring Semester is January 15, 2019 to August 14, 2019. International students who plan to travel in the U.S. prior to the coverage start date or after the end date should purchase travel insurance to cover any incidents that may occur during those time periods.
An accident or injury must be treated within 90-days. Claims will be accepted up to 180-days following accident, illness, or injury. Instructions for claiming reimbursement of your medical expenses is online at the EIIA Student Program Website.
The plan details and claims instructions are online at EIIA Student Program Website
*This is a non-binding and incomplete summary of this insurance program and benefits.