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. International students must enroll in PGH Global International Student Injury and Sickness Plan (Student Insurance Plan) or provide proof that benefits provided by your 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.

PGH Global International Student Injury and Sickness Plan

International Student Insurance Plan Waiver Academic Year 2019-20

All international students must enroll in the insurance plan or provide the waiver form to the Director of Risk Services no later than the deadline specified below. Student’s registration for classes will be cancelled if the student has not enrolled the PGH Global International Student Injury and Sickness Plan or submitted their waiver by the deadline.

Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Due Dates:

  • Fall Term – August 25th                 
  • Spring Term – January 25th
  • Summer Term – May 25th        

More Info

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, 2019 to August 14, 2020. Coverage for students enrolling for Fall Semester only is August 15-2019 to January 31, 2020 and coverage for students beginning Spring Semester is February 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020. 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 PGH Global website.

*This is a non-binding and incomplete summary of this insurance program and benefits.